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Gender: Male Meaning of Cash: "hollow" Origin of Cash: Word name; also diminutive of Cassius Cash's Popularity in 2017: #285

The name Cash is a boy's name of English, Latin origin meaning "hollow". Cash is ranked #285 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Whether it's due to its economic connotations, or its link to American legend Johnny Cash, this name is widely used, and has been used by several celebrities including Annabeth Gish and Joshua Morrow.

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Famous People Named Cash

Cash Garner Warren, American producer; son of actor Michael Warren; husband of American actress Jessica Alba
Cash Colligan, American musician of band The Cab
Cashman "Cash" Peters, English novelist and broadcaster
Brian Keith "Cash" Asmussen, American horse racing jockey
John R. "Johnny" Cash, American 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"

Pop Culture References for the name Cash

Cash Bundren, character in "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner
Cash Sterling, character in "Shut Out" by Kody Keplinger


ZubeZube Says:


Johnny Cash?! Hello!

Scarlett_mcm Says:


Sometimes my dad and I call my brother Cash that (Cash-Man)

Scarlett_mcm Says:


It's the same story for my brother Cash, he was born in 2007 and named Cash because my dad was a fan of Johnny Cash. And it really gets so annoying when all the other kids that he meets make jokes about his name meaning money. Most adults we meet think it's a cool name, and there aren't too many other kids named Cash that he's met so far. I think Cash is a great name.

stacikay88 Says:


My son's name is Jeffrey Cash, and he goes by Cash. Jeffrey is my dad's name. I named him Cash because I was obsessed with Johnny Cash during my pregnancy (I listened to his cover of "Hurt" over and over again because it was a very, very hard time for me), and I like the masculinity of it. Sometimes I get weird looks (especially from older people) who don't understand why I would name him that, but there is meaning behind it. Plus, it totally fits him!

Tracy Albertson Says:


In 2007 we named our son Cash. It's actually snotty to blog that the name is tacky. Some comments ring true. My husband is a Johnny Cash fan. We originally picked the name Chase but changed our minds when we were introduced to a woman with the same name. He's a very strong and vibrant little boy. Yes in the beginning we did get a few double takes at his name. Now we seem to only encounter people who think it's cool. We know at least he wouldnt go to school with 5 other boys with the same name. Never taunt others for their choices when it might be returned to your child. There are far worse names than Cash. Look up Jason Lee's son. Or Rob Morrow's daughter. Some are just down right ridiculous. Cash definitely is not!

mariahalyssa32115 Says:


My son's name is Cassius (pronounced Cash-us), this is what we call him for short. :]

mariahalyssa32115 Says:


My son's name is Cassius & we call him Cash sometimes.. I felt the same way, but liked it for a nickname.

Katie Says:


What about Cashman?

indiefendi2 Says:


I never understood this name. Apparently it's cool but I like Cassius more. Just Cash is tacky to me.

Vespertinerose Says:


Well, I think both of you are right, each helped influence the name during each of these individual's era of frame, but the surname ultimately kept the name going long term.

Vespertinerose Says:


Cash is the Irish/Scottish form of the English surname Cass, which derived from the female name Cassandra, meaning ensnarer of men. Cass was the diminutive for Cassandra, much like Bess was from Elizabeth. In the late 11th to early 12th century, property taxes were required to pay and surnames were created to identify themselves, occupation, and location of where they lived. Mythological lore was an inspiration for the creation of many surnames as the tales were very popular during the time frame. This surname is metronomical and you can see many surnames that can be patronymic, such as Myhill deriving from Michael.

Eva Thyssen Says:


I use my MasterCard instead of cash. If I have a son his name'd be MasterCard.

Just kidding ^_^

Lillie Says:


I believe it is actually popular due to a baby named Cash on Real Housewives.

Mary_Magdalene_Tamsin_Cecilia_ Says:


The popularity of this name is NOT due to monetary or economic reasons at all, guys; it's most likely due to the late singer Johnny Cash. There are many fans out there who would probably consider the name Cash for their son, or maybe even for their daughter if they're daring enough.