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Gender: Male Meaning of Caesar: "long-haired" Origin of Caesar: Latin

The name Caesar is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "long-haired". Caesar and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

Caesar, the name of the greatest Roman of them all, is rarely used outside Latino families, where the Cesar spelling is preferred--as in activist Chavez and Dog Whisperer Millan. Although Caesar meant "long-haired", it came to be the title to denote all Roman emperors and it is from the name Caesar that many other European royal titles are derived, including Kaiser and Tsar.

In antebellum America, Caesar became a common slave name, along with such other classical appellations as Cato and Octavius.

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Famous People Named Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman emperor
August Caesar (born Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus), Roman emperor
Caesar, duc de Choiseul, Marshal of France
Caesar Cardini, Italian-American restaurateur; inventor of the Caesar salad
Caesar Li (Mao), Chinese singer of Mandopop boy band Top Combine
Caesar Rodney, signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence
Caesar Takeshi (born Tomofumi Murata), Japanese kickboxer
Bernard Caesar Einstein, Swiss-American physicist, grandson of Albert Einstein

Pop Culture References for the name Caesar

Caesar Flickerman, character in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Caesar, from 'Fallout: New Vegas'
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli, from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki

Sezar, Caezar, Caeser, Seasar

Caesar's International Variations

Chesare, Césaire (French) Cecha, Cesareo, César, Cesario, Cesaro, Carito (Spanish) Casar, Cezar, Kaiser (Bulgarian) Kesar (Russian) Cesare, Ceasario (Italian)