C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Cassius comes from an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it may be related to Latin cassus meaning “empty, vain” derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱes- (to cut). The name can be pronounced as either kas-see-es or cash-es.

Nicknames: Cass, Cash

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Kassius (Late Roman, English)
  • Cassian (Ancient Roman)
  • Kassian (English)
  • Cassianus (Ancient Roman)
  • Cassius (Ancient Roman)


Female forms:

  • Cassia (Ancient Roman, English)
  • Kassia (English)
  • Cássia (Portuguese)
  • Cassiana (Ancient Roman)
  • Kassiana (English)




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