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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 Saints' Names For Boys 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)