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What does Cassius mean?

Cassius Pronunciation of Cassius [cas-sius] as a boys' 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 boxer Muhammad Ali.

Associated with: hollow (valley), old, roman, clan (surname), modern, clay (earth).


Cassius has 3 variants: Cash, Cass and Cassio.

Affiliated boy name: Cassian.

1 feminine form: Cassia.

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Middle name pairings:
Cassius Caspian (C.C.), ..

How popular is Cassius?

Cassius is an unusual given name for men. Cassius is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cassius reached its highest position of #646 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Cassius (#646 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Cash (#267 a year ago) and Cass. These relations of Cassius were at the apex of their popularity less than a decade ago (usage of 0.1%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.1%, 1.8%). Cassius and Cash are two of the more fashionable boy names here.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cassius and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Anastius, Basilius, Blasius, Caddis, Caddiss, Cadmus, Caius, Callis, Carolus, Casmir, Casmire, Caspian, Cassady, Cassedy, Casshe, Cassidey, Cassidy, Cassiel, Celsius, Celsus, Claudius, Crispus, Dacius, Darius, Darrius, Fabius, Faustus, Gaius, Jarius, Marius, Rasmus, Rastus, Sassacus, Stasius, Vasilius and Vasilus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cassius.