Name Caesar Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Caesar

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Caesar is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Caesar?

Caesar was originally a Roman cognomen, which was popular with the Julier family (see Gaius Iulius Caesar).

What does the name Caesar mean?

It is not conclusively clarified, from which Latin term the name Caesar derived, but probably from “caedere”, which means “to cut out” or “to hit”. According to a legend, Gaius Iulius Caesar was supposedly born by Caesarean section, which is why he was called Caesar. Caesar therefore means “the one cut out of the womb”. Besides, Caesar is a Punic term for “elephant”.

Pronunciation of Caesar

Variants of the name Caesar

Cesar Cäsar César Cézar

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Popularity of the name Caesar

The name Caesar is ranked #2714 overall.

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