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Gender: Male Pronunciation: CASS-ee-us; CASH-us Meaning of Cassius: "hollow" Origin of Cassius: Latin Cassius's Popularity in 2017: #585

The name Cassius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "hollow". Cassius is ranked #585 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Cassius is a Shakespearean name with the feel of antiquity that is coming into fashion. Cassius Clay was an abolitionist and the birth name of Muhammad Ali. It was chosen for their sons by singer Bobby Brown and Getty heir/actor Balthazar Getty. Vanessa Marcil and Brian Austin Green used the nouveau Kassius spelling for theirs. With these namesakes, it's no surprise this name has become popular in recent years.

Cassius is one of a number of Cas-starting names drawing attention, including Caspian, Cassian, Castor, Casper, Cashel, and Cash. Cass and Cash are both accessible nicknames.

Americans tend to pronounce the name CASH-us while Europeans, including the British, say CASS-ee-us.

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Famous People Named Cassius

Cassius Marcellus Clay, birth name of Muhammad Ali, American boxer
Cassius Marcellus Clay, American abolitionist
Cassius Vaughn, American NFL football player
Cassius Lee Marsh, American NFL football player
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, American painter
Gaius Avidius Cassius, Usurper of the Roman Empire
Cassius Longinus, Hellenistic rhetorician and philosophical critic
Cassius Dio, Roman consul and historian
Cassius Edward Taylor (b. 1996), son of Lady Helen (Windsor) Taylor; in line to the British throne
Cassius Kumar Wilkinson, son of actress Sakina Jaffrey and Francis Wilkinson
Cassius Etienne Harrison Hill, son of singer Kim Hill
Cassius Paul Getty (b. 2000), son of actor Balthazar Getty
Cassius Arellano (b. 2004), son of reality TV personality Darva Conger and Jim Arellano
Cassius Crover, son of drummer Dale Crover of Melvins
Cassius Aveory Brass (b. 2008), son of reality TV personality Darren Brass of "Miami Ink"
Cassius Reilly (b. 2008), son of comedian Shappi Khorsandi and Christian Reilly
Cassius Brown (b. 2009), son of singer Bobby Brown
Cassius Licuria (b. 2011), son of Australian rules footballer Paul Licuria
Cassius Joseph Barton (b. 2011), son of footballer Joey Barton
Cassius Cruz "Cash" Dwyer (b. 2016), son of soccer players Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux

Pop Culture References for the name Cassius

Cassius de Spain, Confederate cavalry soldier, afterward sheriff of Yoknapatawpha Co., in Absalom, Absalom! (1936) by William Faulkner
Cassius, conspirator in Shakespeare's play 'Julius Caesar'
Cassius Green, main character in Sorry to Bother You, portrayed by Lakeith Stanfield
'Cassius' - song by English indie rock band, Foals
Cassius au Bellona, character in the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

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