Caesar

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “hairy.”
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The name is derived the Latin caesaris (hairy), the earliest record of this name goes back to 300 BC when it was borne as the cognomen of Numerius Julius Caesar. It was later borne by Julius Caesar and his adopted son Julius Caesar Octavianus (later known as Augustus). In the case of Julius Caesar, he may have gotten his name as a comical reference to his bald appearance.

The name subsequently became a title for an emperor throughout Europe and the Middle East.

It has always been common in Southern Europe but never really got much usage in English-speaking countries.

Its Spanish form of César is currently the 76th most popular male name in Mexico, (2010). His rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • #87 (Chile, 2010)
  • #93 (Spain, 2010)
  • #201 (United States, 2010)
  • #307 (France, 2009)

Other forms of the name include:

  • Cèsar (Catalan)
  • Césaire (French)
  • César (French/Spanish)
  • Cézár (Hungarian)
  • Cesare (Italian)
  • Cesareo (Italian/Spanish)
  • Cesarino (Italian)
  • Cesario (Italian)
  • Cēzars (Latvian)
  • Cezaris (Lithuanian)
  • Ċesari (Maltese)
  • Cezary (Polish)
  • Cézar (Portuguese: Brazilian)
  • Cezar (Portuguese/Romanian)
  • Cesari (Sicilian)

Feminine forms include:

  • Cesara (Italian)
  • Cesarea (Italian)
  • Cesaria (Italian)
  • Cesarina (Italian)
  • Cesira (Italian)
  • Cesária (Portuguese)