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Gender: M Pronunciation: CASH-us Meaning of Cassius: "hollow" Origin of Cassius: Latin Cassius's Popularity in 2013: #760

Cassius is a Shakespearean name with the feel of antiquity that is coming into fashion. Cassius Clay was an abolitionist and the birth name of Muhammad Ali. It was chosen for their sons by singer Bobby Brown and Getty heir/actor Balthazar Getty. Vanessa Marcil and Brian Austin Green used the nouveau Kassius spelling for theirs. With these namesakes, it's no surprise this was one of the fastest-rising names between 2012 and 2013. And, at Number 93, it's clearly a Nameberry fave.

Cassius is one of a number of Cas-starting names drawing attention, including Caspian, Cassian, Castor, Casper, Cashel, and Cash. Cass and Cash are both accessible nicknames

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Famous People Named Cassius

Cassius Clay, American boxer (known as Muhammad Ali)
Cassius Vaughn, American football player
Gaius Avidius Cassius, Usurper of the Roman Empire
Cassius Dio, Roman consul and historian
Cassius Taylor, 39th in line to the British throne

Pop Culture References for the Name Cassius

Cassius Aveory Brass, son of reality TV's Darren Brass
Cassius Brown, son of musician Bobby Brown
Major Cassius de Spain, Confederate cavalry soldier, afterward sheriff of Yoknapatawpha Co., in Absalom, Absalom! (1936) by William Faulkner
Cassius, villian in Shakespeare's play 'Julius Caesar'
'Cassius' - song by English indie rock band, Foals

Casius, Casseus, Casshus, Cassio

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