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Cass (boy)

What does Cass mean?

Cass Pronunciation of Cass [cass] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Cass) is of Persian and Latin derivation, and the name Cass means "treasurer; curly-headed; ingenious, clever". Cass is a variant form of Caspar (Persian): Dutch variation of Jasper. Cass is also a variant of Cassidy (Irish, Welsh, Gaelic). Cass is also used as a variant of Cassius (Latin).

Associated with: clever (intelligent).


5 alternative forms via Caspar, Cassidy, Cassius: Cash, Casper, Cassady, Cassedy and Cassio.

1 feminine form: Cassidy.

Creative forms:
(male) Chass, Coss, ..

(female) Care, Cata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cass Sami (C.S.), ..

How popular is Cass?

Cass is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4261 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cass reached its peak position of #1300 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cass name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cass outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Cass are Cash (#267 from current records), Cassius (#646), Casper (#1761) and Cassidy. Usage of these forms of Cass was widespread among parents less than a decade ago (median #1332) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1334, 2% less usage). Cash has historically been preferred by parents, although Cassius seems to be gaining popularity too, while Casper used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cass, Cash, Casper, Cassidy, Cassius in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Casper outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cass is pronounced similarly to Cace, Caius, Case, Cayce, Caz, Kass, Kaz, Kees and Keys. Other suggested similar names are Cabe, Cade, Cael, Caeo, Cai, Cain, Caio, Caje, Cal, Cale, Cam, Cap, Capp, Capps, Card, Carl, Carr, Cary, Casar, Casey, Cason, Casshe, Cato, Caw, Cayo, Chaps, Chas, Chase, Chess, Claas, Claes, Claus, Cris, Guss, Hanss, Jess, Joss, Moss, Ross and Russ. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cass.

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