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Gender: Male Meaning of Cassian: "hollow" Origin of Cassian: Latin, variation of Cassius

The name Cassian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "hollow". Cassian and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

Cassian is a saints' and Latin clan name, related to Cassius, that is virtually unused and waiting to be discovered.

There have been at least four fourth and fifth century St. Cassians, one of whom is the patron saint of (not many of them left) stenographers. John Cassian was a monk and ascetic writer who introduced Eastern monasticism into the West.

Patrick Wilson used the alternate spelling Kassian for his son.

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Famous People Named Cassian

Saint Cassian of Imola, 4th century martyr and bishop of Brescia
Saint Cassian of Autun, 4th century bishop of Autun
Saint Cassian of Tangier, 3rd century martyr
Saint John Cassian the ascetic, 5th century French theologian
Cassian Sakowicz, Polish Orthodox activist and theologian
Cassian Elwes, British independent film producer and agent
Cassian Delsar, Australian ice hockey player

Pop Culture References for the name Cassian

Cassian Andor, character in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Cassian, character in "A Court of Thorns and Roses" series by Sarah J. Maas
Cassian, character from "The Cage" series by Megan Shepherd

Cassio, Casiano

Cassian's International Variations

Casiano, Cassio (Italian)

Comments

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2018-06-27T02:29:19

LOVE Cassian but only pronounced CASS-ee-uhn. I strongly dislike CASH-en. It’s a form of Cassius, which can be both CASS-ee-us and CASH-us, so I don’t see why this can’t be the same way. I actually started liking it before Cassian Andor but he’s not a bad namesake!

BayleighWelch23 Says:

2018-01-17T22:59:08

I really want to name my first son Julian, and i really like boys names that end in -an or just -n. So i was thinking about Cassian if i ever had a second boy, which i plan to. But yeah, any opinions?

BayleighWelch23 Says:

2018-01-17T22:55:39

yeah, i prefer that pronunciation as well.

NameLover 11 Says:

2017-04-22T03:34:59

I've loved this name ever since Rouge One came out.

headintheclouds Says:

2017-04-08T06:01:04

This has been my latest name crush since the Star Wars movie Rogue One came out! I love how Cassian has both hard and softer sounds, and an in-between of a softer romantic hero image with a Roman warrior type is also exactly how I picture this name. It's a name with ancient roots that fits right in with modern day.

I love the Cass-ee-an three-syllable pronunciation and really dislike it with the Cash-en sound, but I feel the way it's written would make the Cass-ee-an more intuitive to most (well, at least that's how it is for me). That's always been my problem with the similar name Cassius, where it would inevitably be pronounced Cash-us and shortened to Cash at some point, while I feel Cassian has a better chance of circumventing that "Cash" sound.

breprih Says:

2017-02-28T16:44:30

Cash-uhn is the original and correct way to pronounce.

breprih Says:

2017-02-28T16:43:56

You are probably right because there are a couple movies that have come out in recent years that are pronouncing it Cass-ee-uhn which is not the original pronunciation.

breprih Says:

2017-02-28T16:43:03

I love this name! We are considering it to pair with big brother Roman. The intended pronunciation is Cash-uhn though many people are saying Cass-ee-uhn lately. We will be using the original pronunciation.

irishdancer428 Says:

2017-01-03T23:11:21

Cassian from Rogue One is pronounced Cass-ee-uhn

Essa Says:

2016-04-28T20:54:31

According to the Nameberry blog today, this is pronounced Cash-en. I much prefer it pronounced Cass-ee-uhn and I think this is how most people would say it.

Impwood Says:

2015-12-01T11:21:21

Both are acceptable. I prefer "CASS-ee-an" myself.

alexandramae Says:

2015-09-17T16:03:26

Cash-in.

Britt/Bratt Says:

2015-09-17T15:20:13

Cass-ian.

JustBrowsing Says:

2015-09-17T15:02:00

would this be pronounced cass-ian or cash-ian ?

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:

2014-10-05T15:13:01

Similar to but better than Cassius.