Caesar Origin and Meaning

The name Caesar is boy's name of Latin origin meaning "cut".
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. Its original meaning is debated — either "long-haired", "blue-gray" (as in eyes), or "cut" (because Julius Caesar was supposedly born by cesarian section) — 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 name among enslaved people, along with such other classical appellations as Cato and Octavius.

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Famous People Named Caesar

  • Gaius Julius CaesarRoman emperor
  • August Caesar (born Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus)Roman emperor
  • Caesarduc de Choiseul, Marshal of France
  • Caesar CardiniItalian,American restaurateur; inventor of the Caesar salad
  • Caesar Li (Mao)Chinese singer of Mandopop boy band Top Combine
  • Caesar Rodneysigner of the U.S. Declaration of Independence
  • Caesar Takeshi (born Tomofumi Murata)Japanese kickboxer
  • Bernard Caesar EinsteinSwiss,American physicist, grandson of Albert Einstein

Caesar in Pop Culture

  • Caesar Flickermancharacter in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • Caesarfrom 'Fallout: New Vegas'
  • Caesar Anthonio Zeppelifrom Jojo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki
  • Caesar Salazarcharacter from Generator Rex animated series created by Man of Action