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What does Cesar mean?

Cesar /ce-sar/ as a boys' name is pronounced sez-ZAR. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cesar is "head of hair". CÚsar is the Spanish variant of Caesar. Labor leader Cesar Chavez.

Associated with: leader


Cesar has 4 variants: Cesare, Cesario, Cezar and Chezare.

Cesar has 5 more relations via Caesar: Caezar, Casar, Cesaro, Seasar and Sezar.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Cesarry, Cosar, ..

(female) Cesarna, Cesarri, ..

How popular is Cesar?

Cesar is a very prominent first name for males (#353 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#10627 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Cesar for boys. Cesar entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #157 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is at #279 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Caesar (#1781 from current records) is the only other popular variation form of Cesar (#279 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Cesaro, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Cesar was common in 2005 (average #1027) and is somewhat lower today (#1030, 44.7%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cesar, Caesar in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Bear, Caspar, Czar, Demar, Jemar, Kedar, Lemar, Petar, Segar and Tsar. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cesar.