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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KAS-see-oos(Classical Latin)
KASH-əs(English)
KAS-ee-əs(English)
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Meaning & History

Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin cassus meaning "empty, vain". This name was borne by several early saints. In modern times, it was the original first name of boxer Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), who was named after his father Cassius Clay, who was himself named after the American abolitionist Cassius Clay (1810-1903).

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Feminine FormCassia

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