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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cassius

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cas"sius
A brownish purple pigment, obtained by the action of some compounds of tin upon certain salts of gold. It is used in painting and staining porcelain and glass to give a beautiful purple color. Commonly called Purple of Cassius.

Etymology: From the name of the discoverer, A. Cassius, a German physician of the 17th centry

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
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Latin Cassius, a Roman gens name possibly derived from cassus (“empty”).

  1. A male given name.

Cassius was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Cassius

Cassius Marcellus Clay was a lawyer, politician, soldier, farmer, and media proprietor. He was most active from 1863 to 1869. His military service ended in 1846. Cassius was born on September 19th, 1810 in Madison County, Kentucky. He left this life on July 22nd, 1903.

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C.M. Coolidge was an artist. C.M. was given the name Cassius Marcellus Coolidge on November 12th, 1844 in Antwerp, New York, United States. He breathed his last breath on January 24th, 1934.

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Cassius Marsh is an athlete for the Seattle Seahawks. Cassius was born on July 7th, 1992 in Mission Hills, California.

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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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Cassius was born on November 5th, 1974 in Malamulele. Cassius is also known as Ponani.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cassius

Avidius Cassius is royalty. He holds the title Usurper of the Roman Empire and Usurperof theRoman Empire. Avidius was born as the child of Gaius Avidius Heliodorus in Cyrrhus.

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Gaius, was born in -74. He left this life in 31.

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Saint Cassius is an independent music, hip hop music, and alternative rock musician. Saint was born in Bronx, New York, United States.

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Iran Cassius is a soccer player for the Humble Lions F.C. and Saint Lucia national football team. Iran was born on January 3rd, 1985.

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Cassius is a soccer player.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 0 17
1881 9 0 9
1882 12 0 12
1883 10 0 10
1884 6 0 6
1885 7 0 7
1887 5 0 5
1888 10 0 10
1889 6 0 6
1890 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1892 8 0 8
1893 8 0 8
1895 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1913 11 0 11
1914 9 0 9
1915 10 0 10
1916 19 0 19
1917 17 0 17
1918 16 0 16
1919 8 0 8
1920 16 0 16
1921 10 0 10
1922 10 0 10
1923 16 0 16
1924 9 0 9
1925 10 0 10
1926 13 0 13
1927 8 0 8
1928 10 0 10
1929 10 0 10
1930 12 0 12
1931 13 0 13
1932 5 0 5
1935 6 0 6
1938 5 0 5
1939 6 0 6
1940 8 0 8
1941 7 0 7
1942 7 0 7
1943 10 0 10
1944 9 0 9
1946 5 0 5
1948 13 0 13
1950 6 0 6
1951 5 0 5
1955 8 0 8
1956 6 0 6
1959 9 0 9
1960 8 0 8
1961 17 0 17
1962 15 0 15
1963 27 0 27
1964 78 0 78
1965 42 0 42
1966 38 0 38
1967 43 0 43
1968 20 0 20
1969 21 0 21
1970 27 0 27
1971 36 0 36
1972 19 0 19
1973 12 0 12
1974 17 0 17
1975 11 0 11
1976 20 0 20
1977 13 0 13
1978 18 0 18
1979 16 0 16
1980 11 0 11
1981 22 0 22
1982 17 0 17
1983 19 0 19
1984 24 0 24
1985 16 0 16
1986 26 0 26
1987 23 0 23
1988 27 0 27
1989 25 0 25
1990 42 0 42
1991 45 0 45
1992 44 0 44
1993 42 0 42
1994 26 0 26
1995 34 0 34
1996 42 0 42
1997 45 0 45
1998 52 0 52
1999 47 0 47
2000 60 0 60
2001 59 0 59
2002 85 0 85
2003 79 0 79
2004 95 0 95
2005 102 0 102
2006 169 0 169
2007 164 0 164
2008 213 0 213
2009 198 0 198
2010 195 0 195
2011 240 0 240
2012 218 0 218
2013 299 0 299
2014 346 0 346
2015 404 0 404
2016 448 0 448
2017 468 7 461

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Common last names for Cassius

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Clay
  • Wilson
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cassius U.S.
  White 49.58% 64.26%
  African American 37.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cassius

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cassius

  • How Popular is the name Cassius? Cassius is the 3,593rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cassius was the 140,157th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cassius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,438 babies born with the first name Cassius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cassius to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cassius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Cassius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cassius is Wednesday, February 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Cassius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cassius was in 2017 with a total of 461 babies.
  • Random Cassius Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cassius is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Cassius: Your name in reverse order is Suissac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sucissa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cassius? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 119 people with the last name Cassius.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cassius? Cassius is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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