Pronounced Pron. si-ZER-ee-ahn (English)
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 11/10/2011
Latinized form of Greek Καισαρίων (Kaisarion), which in turn was a Hellenized form of Caesar with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion) added to it. As such, the name essentially meant "little Caesar". This name was borne (as a nickname or epithet) by the only biological son of Roman dictator Julius Caesar, whom he had with the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra. The boy was later put to death by his father's adopted son, Octavian (who would go on to become Roman Emperor Augustus).