Word name; also diminutive of Cassius

Cash Origin and Meaning

The name Cash is a boy's name of English, Latin origin meaning "hollow".

With the popular 'ash' sound and a contemporary feel, Cash is a widely used name in the US. Used occasionally before the 2000s, Cash really took off in 2003, following the death of American musical legend, Johnny Cash.

Cash could be considered an old occupational name, derived from the Latin capsa, meaning someone who makes boxes. It also, and perhaps more obviously, is an English word for money, giving it a slightly celebrity-name vibe, along the lines of Saint, Sir, and Legendary.

An alternative origin for the name could be as a derivative of the Roman names, Cassius and Cassian, which are sometimes pronounced as "cash-us" or "cash-un". This could lend the name some additional history, along with the meaning "empty" "hollow" or "vain" (and therefore, maybe just a touch of irony).

Celebrities including Annabeth Gish, Joshua Morrow, John Rich, Finola Hughes and Russell Young, have used Cash for their sons, and as of 2023, it is a Top 200 choice in the US.

Until 2021, Cash was always the preferred spelling, however in more recent years, the variation Kash has ranked slightly higher. Given to over 1100 babies each year, Cash has seen a slightly decline, but nevertheless, remains in style.

# 288 in the US

Cash Rank in US Top 1000

# 495 on Nameberry

Cash Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Cash Popularity

Famous People Named Cash

  • Cash Garner WarrenAmerican producer; son of actor Michael Warren; husband of American actress Jessica Alba
  • Cash ColliganAmerican musician of band The Cab
  • Cashman "Cash" PetersEnglish novelist and broadcaster
  • Brian Keith "Cash" AsmussenAmerican horse racing jockey
  • John R. "Johnny" CashAmerican musician
  • Cash Justice Young (b. 2005)son of actress Finola Hughes and Russell Young
  • Cash Alexander Allen (b. 2007)son of actress Annabeth Gish and stuntman Wade Allen
  • Cash Branyan (b. 2007)son of baseball player Russell Branyan
  • Cash Joshua Morrow (b. 2008)son of actor Joshua Morrow
  • Cash Rich (b. 2010)son of country music singer John Rich
  • Cash Engelland (b. 2012)son of ice hockey player Deryk Engelland
  • Cash Van Haywood (b. 2014)son of singer Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum & Kelli Cashiola
  • Cash Aaron Bowyer (b. 2014)son of NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer
  • Cash Yun Lee (b. 2015)son of actor Will Yun Lee
  • Cash Steven Strauss (b. 2016)son of pro wrestler Robbie E
  • Kayden Cash Sierra (b. 2009)son of singer Jessica Sierra
  • Wylei Cash Parker (b. 2011)son of ruby league player Corey Parker
  • Dayton Cash (b. 2013)son of Courtney Ames of TV's "16 and Pregnant"

Cash in Pop Culture

  • Cash Bundrencharacter in "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner
  • Cash Sterlingcharacter in "Shut Out" by Kody Keplinger