Diminutive of Cassandra or Cassia
"shining or excelling man"

Cass Origin and Meaning

The name Cass is a girl's name .

Ties to the unfortunate Mama are now unraveling, leaving Cass or Cassie to stand on its own as a fresher sounding Cathy or Kate. But with so many lovely long forms, we'd advise keeping this as a nickname.

Famous People Named Cass

  • Cass Mapotherelder sister of American actor Tom Cruise
  • Cass PhangHong Kong singer
  • Cassandra "Cass" FoxEnglish singer
  • Catherine "Cass" DaileyAmerican singer and actress
  • Mama Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen)American singer of The Mamas and the Papas
  • Kiera Cassauthor of "The Selection" books

Cass in Pop Culture

  • Cassandra "Cass" Cain aka Batgirlcharacter in Batman comics
  • Cassandra "Cass" main character in "The Name of This Book Is Secret" by Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Cassie "Cass" Kenningtoncharacter in movie "Have Dreams, Will Travel"
  • Rose of Sharon "Cass" Cassidycharacter in video game "Fallout: New Vegas"
  • "Cass" 1978 Australian movie
  • Cass Hamadacharacter in the 2014 movie Big Hero 6
  • Cassandra "Cass"character in "The Forest of Hands and Teeth", by Carrie Ryan