Cash

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cash

"Cash" is a name of English origin, and it means "Maker of chests". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cash
A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box.
Senses
  1. [Com]
    1. Ready money; especially, coin or specie; but also applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money
    2. Immediate or prompt payment in current funds; as, to sell goods for cash; to make a reduction in price for cash .
      synonyms: Money; coin; specie; currency; capital.

Etymology: F. caisse case, box, cash box, cash. See Case a box

verb Cash
To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money; as, cash a note or an order.
verb Cash
To disband.

Etymology: See Cashier

noun Cash
A Chinese coin.

Note: ☞ In 1913 the cash Chinese tsien) was the only current coin made by the chinese government. It is a thin circular disk of a very base alloy of copper, with a square hole in the center. 1,000 to 1,400 cash were equivalent to a dollar.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
  2. Prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check
  3. Money in the form of bills or coins ("there is a desperate shortage of hard cash")
  4. Exchange for cash ("I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail")
Wiktionary

From Middle French caisse (“money box”), from Old Provençal caissa, from Old Italian cassa, from Latin capsa (“box, case”), from capiō (“I take, I seize, I receive”), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (“to grasp”).

  1. Money in the form of notes/bills and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks or electronic transactions.
    After you bounced those checks last time, they want to be paid in .
  2. (informal) Money.
  3. (Canada) Cash register.
  4. (archaic) A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box.

From Tamil காசு (kācu), from Malayalam കാശ് (kāś)

  1. Any of several low-denomination coins of India or China, especially the Chinese copper coin.

See cashier.

    cash was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian, Dutch, and French

    Notable Persons Named Cash

    Cash Out is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2012. Cash was given the name John-Michael Hakim Gibson on August 15th, 1990 in Columbus, Georgia. Cash is also known as The Truth From Texas.

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    Cash Levy is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 2007. Cash was given the name Cassius Levy .

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    Cash McCall is an electric blues guitarist, singing, and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Human voice. He was most prominent from 1963 to present. Cash was given the name Morris Dollison Jr. on January 28th, 1941.

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    Cash Markman is a movie writer, director, producer, and film director.

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    Cash was born on May 16th, 1921. He died on June 23rd, 1992.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Cash

    Johnny Cash was a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and author. He was most prominent from 1954 to 2003. His military service ended in 1954. Johnny was given the name J. R. Cash on February 26th, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S. Johnny is also known as Cash, John R.; Cash, and J.R.. He passed away on September 12th, 2003.

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    June Carter Cash was a country music, folk music, and gospel music musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica, autoharp, and Lead vocalist. She was most prominent from 1939 to 2003. June was given the name Valerie June Carter on June 23rd, 1929 in Maces Spring, Virginia, US. She left this life on May 15th, 2003.

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    Rosanne Cash is a country music, rock music, folk music, and blues musician. She was most prominent from 1978 to present. Rosanne was born on May 24th, 1955.

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    Aya Cash is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Aya was given the name Aya Rachel Cash on July 13th, 1982 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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    John Carter Cash is a country music musician. His ongoing career started in 1985. John was born on March 3rd, 1970.

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    Tommy Cash is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar. He has been prominent since 1968. Tommy was born on April 5th, 1940 in Dyess, Arkansas, United States.

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    How popular is the baby name Cash in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1885 5 0 5
    1886 6 0 6
    1887 7 0 7
    1891 7 0 7
    1893 8 0 8
    1897 5 0 5
    1913 12 0 12
    1914 8 0 8
    1915 7 0 7
    1916 6 0 6
    1917 8 0 8
    1918 7 0 7
    1919 14 0 14
    1920 5 0 5
    1921 5 0 5
    1923 8 0 8
    1924 6 0 6
    1925 9 0 9
    1926 5 0 5
    1927 5 0 5
    1928 8 0 8
    1929 6 0 6
    1930 5 0 5
    1931 5 0 5
    1932 8 0 8
    1934 6 0 6
    1935 6 0 6
    1943 6 0 6
    1944 6 0 6
    1948 6 0 6
    1949 7 0 7
    1952 5 0 5
    1953 9 0 9
    1955 5 0 5
    1956 9 0 9
    1957 8 0 8
    1958 10 0 10
    1959 7 0 7
    1960 18 0 18
    1961 25 0 25
    1962 26 0 26
    1963 18 0 18
    1964 11 0 11
    1965 7 0 7
    1966 9 0 9
    1967 8 0 8
    1968 7 0 7
    1969 9 0 9
    1970 30 0 30
    1971 22 0 22
    1972 17 0 17
    1973 19 0 19
    1974 15 0 15
    1975 11 0 11
    1976 18 0 18
    1977 13 0 13
    1978 17 0 17
    1979 16 0 16
    1980 17 0 17
    1981 18 0 18
    1982 26 0 26
    1983 22 0 22
    1984 24 0 24
    1985 29 0 29
    1986 18 0 18
    1987 42 0 42
    1988 40 0 40
    1989 35 0 35
    1990 65 0 65
    1991 44 0 44
    1992 36 0 36
    1993 43 0 43
    1994 53 0 53
    1995 56 0 56
    1996 41 0 41
    1997 44 0 44
    1998 57 0 57
    1999 67 0 67
    2000 77 0 77
    2001 86 0 86
    2002 131 0 131
    2003 166 0 166
    2004 227 0 227
    2005 308 0 308
    2006 787 0 787
    2007 976 7 969
    2008 1,387 0 1,387
    2009 1,388 0 1,388
    2010 1,326 7 1,319
    2011 1,315 5 1,310
    2012 1,323 6 1,317
    2013 1,488 8 1,480
    2014 1,328 7 1,321
    2015 1,365 0 1,365
    2016 1,453 13 1,440
    2017 1,270 10 1,260

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    Popularity of Cash as a first name

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    Common last names for Cash

    • Williams
    • Roberts
    • Robinson

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Cash U.S.
      White 78.56% 64.26%
      African American 15.54% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.70% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Cash

    People with the last name Cash are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Cash

    • What name lists does Cash rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Cash? Cash is the 1,790th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cash was the 1,200th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Cash have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,759 babies born with the first name Cash in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cash to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cash? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Cash first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cash is Thursday, January 12th, 1871.
    • What year had the most people named Cash born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cash was in 2013 with a total of 1,480 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cash!
    • Random Cash Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cash ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 66 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2009.
    • Weird things about the name Cash: Your name in reverse order is Hsac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Chsa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Cash? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,476 people with the last name Cash.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cash? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Cash as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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