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Boy Name: Cassius

Name: Cassius
Pronunciation: \c(as)-sius\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Cassian
Variant forms: Cash, Cass, Cassio
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 65101


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.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Cassius.


Cassius is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#65101 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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