Cassius Meaning and Origin

The name Cassius is a boy’s name meaning “hollow, empty” and is of Latin origin. The name Cassius is derived from an old Roman family name. The name was borne by several notable individuals throughout history, including: Gaius Cassius Longinus: A Roman senator and one of the chief conspirators in the assassination of Julius Caesar. Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.): A legendary boxer and activist who was a three-time world heavyweight champion. Cassius Dio: A Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome, spanning from its mythical origins to the late third century AD. In popular culture, the name Cassius has also been used for fictional characters, such as Cassius Clay in the play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, and Cassius in the novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

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