Cassius

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Gender: M Pronunciation: CASS-ee-us; CASH-us Meaning of Cassius: "hollow" Origin of Cassius: Latin Cassius's Popularity in 2015: #646

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 name has become popular in recent years.

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.

Americans tend to pronounce the name CASH-us while Europeans, including the British, say CASS-ee-us.

Famous People Named Cassius

Cassius Clay, birth name of Muhammad Ali, American boxer
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
Cassius Aveory Brass, son of reality TV's Darren Brass
Cassius Brown, son of musician Bobby Brown

Pop Culture References for the name Cassius

Cassius de Spain, Confederate cavalry soldier, afterward sheriff of Yoknapatawpha Co., in Absalom, Absalom! (1936) by William Faulkner
Cassius, conspirator in Shakespeare's play 'Julius Caesar'
'Cassius' - song by English indie rock band, Foals
Cassius au Bellona, character in the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Casseus, Cassio, Casshus, Casius