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Cassius meaning and name origin
Cassius \c(as)-sius\ as a boy's name is pronounced KASH-us. It is of Latin origin. Possibly "empty, hollow". An old Roman family clan name. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar depicts Caius Cassius as politically ambitious. In modern times, Cassius Clay was the birth name of the heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.
Cassius has 3 variant forms: Cash, Cass and Cassio.
For more information, see also the related name Cassian.
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Popularity of Cassius
Cassius is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#65101 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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