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There is also a Caspian Sea. It is located in northern Iran and is the largest lake in the world.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2005
The claim that Lewis "created" the name is misleading at best. As the previous commenter noted, the Caspian Sea was named that before Lewis created the character. He may have been the first to use it as a person's name.

Apparently the word "Caspian" comes from the the city of Qazvin (Kasbin), which was named after the Cas, a tribe that lived south of the Caspian Sea. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  9/26/2005
Didn't the author of the Narnia series name Prince Caspian as such because his family came to Narnia, but was originally from somewhere near the Caspian Sea?
― Anonymous User  9/20/2008
The villain in my book series, Andromeda (which hasn't been published yet because I am only 15!) is called Caspian. After reading the Chronicles of Narnia I felt a bit guilty because Caspian there is so nice, but it fits now so I'm not going to change it!
andromeda24  11/3/2005
The exceedingly handsome Hufflepuff Quidditch captain is named Caspian Chait. He has a sister named Emalie. This name is also on my potential baby name list.
Jeana Bradbury  1/22/2006
I have no idea where you got this information, but there is no Hufflepuff Quidditch captain with that name. (The only thing I can think of is that perhaps this is what a foreign translation named Cedric Diggory, but he doesn't have a sister, so I don't know where you got this from.)
Marauder  2/9/2007
I really like this name for a boy, very "princely", if for no other reason than C. S. Lewis used it for the name of the heroic prince in his books.
beautyofwords9  3/18/2006
I love this name! It's very unique! I would name a boy "Caspian North."
elysa  3/14/2007
My friend has this on her list. I really can't stand this one! It's probably one of my least favorite boys names and one of her favorites.
Jassie  5/7/2007
If one is reading the "Chronicles of Narnia" in publishing order, "Price Caspian" is second. Caspian also has a role in the "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" and the "Silver Chair".
Elvenscholar  11/4/2007
I absolutely love this name, it's very unique and uncommon.
jasmineenimsaj  1/28/2008
I adore this name. I've just "found" it. It's very special, its spelling and pronunciation are more beautiful than the spelling and pronunciation of Caspar/Casper.
LoQuiero  2/5/2008
I have problems with finding names for boys that I like and that can be used in Norwegian that are not too popular. This is a name I really like. I like the sound of it, it's unique and I like the character Prince Caspian and I also like the idea of being named after the sea. If I ever have a baby boy this is definitely a name I'll consider.
Velie  2/18/2008
If it was used by that lunatic C.S. Lewis, I automatically hate it.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
That's ridiculous. I didn't like Phillip Pullman's books but I still like the name Lyra (and Pantlaimon).
Katheros  6/12/2008
I'm currently obsessing over the name Caspian! It's a lovely strong and beautiful name that fits any age. You can easily imagine a little toddler Caspian, a handsome teenager Caspian and a grown man Caspian. It sounds professional, strong, cute and delicate all at the same time! A lovely name.
little emi  6/20/2008
I love this name because he's so hot in the movie! =D
Paris44  6/29/2008
Ok, so I have to agree that this is a good name, but really, if you think about it.
missBridget  7/8/2008
Although chronologically Caspian is in the fourth book, Prince Caspian was actually written and published second in the series.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2008
I am a girl named Caspian. To me, the name evokes loneliness and unwilling containment, because the vast waters of the Caspian Sea are completely enclosed by land. Sometimes, people call be Cass, but I do not like the nickname.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2009
I agree that the Narnia character was great, but I still think that Caspian sounds silly as a name for a real person. Maybe as a middle name it might work.
bananarama  3/9/2010
I think Caspiana would be a lovely feminine version of this name.
Dawson  11/25/2010
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this name! It is such a great name =) I can totally see naming my son this one day.
gabbygrace1915  2/7/2011
I like how C.S. Lewis used it. I don't really know why, but I think it pretty for a girls' name. This one goes on my top list.
writer371  3/2/2011
I love this. Narnia's the best :)
Joy12  5/21/2011
I urge you to keep in mind that I have always been quite a fan of C.S. Lewis' work, but the usage of "Caspian" beyond its paper pages has no right to leap into reality. It is such a closely related name to the Narnian world that I find it unacceptable... unprofessional and pretentious.

Having said that, I do see a quietly strange allure to the name... I cannot seem to be able to place a word on it, though.

May I remind you (of the hopefully known fact): Parents must use with absolute discretion and caution.
Francesca  5/27/2011
In recent years, there was a song released by the band The Velvet Teen called "Caspian Can Wait" about a boy longing to create a better world. It's a really great song, good lyrics. It's made me really love the name, however, I always thought it was better-suited for a girl.
Broomy  8/17/2011
I'm not really sure how I feel about the name Caspian. I almost like it, but then I don't like it either. I have never had this reaction to a name before. It's always love or hate.
GibsonGirl  8/19/2011
I knew a kid named Caspian, he hated his name all through high school because of the book Prince Caspian; he caught even more flack as a target for teasing when the movie came out. He was teased so much that he spent two years after high school avoiding everyone, including his friends, and everyone else who thought it was funny to call him “Prince” which was just a mocking term they gave to a nerdy kid with a tough childhood, not as any sort of apt nickname for a jock. It doesn’t help that his mother is nutty and thinks she is the only person creative enough to use the name Caspian.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2011
As much as I LOVE the Chronicles of Narnia and the character of Prince Caspian, I am not sure I would use this on a child. It's a fantastic name, but the Narnia association might bring about some teasing.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2014
My son.. is Caspian Oliver Twm Bailey.
His name suits him down to the ground. When I was pregnant and decided on this name.. a lot of people tried to dissuade me.. but I am so glad I decided to stick with it. It's a wonderful name, for a wonderful boy.. I love it, and so does he!
tinky_x  7/7/2014
This "name" is so overrated and ugly, and it's a darling of hipsters and literary snobs (considering it's from those racist, misogynistic Narnia books). Sounds like something some snobby British couple would name their kid.
Acajou  8/19/2015
A very handsome name with a great association. I would expect a Caspian to be adventurous and princely in both character and manner. The name IS USABLE. Many lovely names have come from literature, and the Chronicles of Narnia is an awesome series.
AnonymousUser  10/18/2015
I don't like this name because it's from those silly Catholic propaganda Narnian books. I agree with the poster that said that they are sexist - I mean, Susan Pevensie goes to hell because she wears lipstick. Plus it seems to be getting trendy in the UK and Australia. Ugh.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/14/2016
I am hearing this used as a name for the first time, and I love it! I did not even realize it was the name of a character in the Chronicles of Narnia; I could care less, to be honest. In my mind, the name is separate from the novels.
lilpimpteller  2/9/2016
Very pretentious with associations always following the name. Also, Caspian sounds like someone saying "Cats Peeing" (or at least similar). Has anyone noticed that?
― Anonymous User  4/16/2016
I love this name and the associations, but it's a bit too out there on a person. I'd prefer it to stay as the name of Prince Caspian.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
The name Caspian was given to 103 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
From the Highlander series, Caspian was born about 1300 BC. Alongside Kronos, Methos and Silas, Caspian was a member of the Four Horsemen; a group of mounted raiders who enslaved, raped, killed, pillaged and terrorized across two continents during the Bronze Age. When they raided the village where Cassandra.
caspian_s_father  6/25/2016
This name was used by the very popular TV series Highlander in the early to mid 90'September well before the first Narnia movie. I indeed named my child Caspian,
because it was the most unique name I had ever heard at the time.
caspian_s_father  6/25/2016
My brother was called Caspian before the movie came out. He loves his name which we shorten to Caspie. Everytime someone hears his name they say, "What a lovely name!"
― Anonymous User  7/26/2016
This name is so cool. I also love Casper or Kasper.
Paula Puddephatt  6/18/2017
LOVE this name, I hope to use it for a future son. It actually has similar origin roots, Arabic roots, like Casper and possibly could mean 'Treasure of the Sea'. It also means 'white' in Greek.
CharmingBabyNames  8/3/2017
I like Caspian better than Cassander or Cassidy for a boy. Same Cass but I prefer the ending on Caspian. I would use Caspian for my own child.
XironDarkstar  9/29/2017
Caspian is a very poetic sounding name. I could imagine a Shakespearean play having a character called Caspian.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018

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