Cesar: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cesar

Cesar

Pronunciation: SAY-sahr (key)

Origin of the name Cesar:

From the Latin Caesar, a name of uncertain etymology. Some believe Caesar to be derived from caedo (to cut); others think it to be from caesius (blue-gray). Another suggestion is that it is derived from caesaries (hairy, with abundant hair). The name was borne by Gaius Julius Caesar (100? - 44 B.C.), the Roman general and statesman who was dictator of the Roman Empire from 49 to 44 B.C. Caesar was subsequently used as the imperial title of the emperor of Rome from Augustus to Hadrian, and for the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. It later evolved into a vocabulary word for an emperor or dictator.

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This name is frequently combined into Julio Cesar, as in Julius Caesar or Julio Cesar Chavez.

My brother's name is Cesar. Nice guy, natural leader. He's always comparing himself to Julius Caesar, yeah right-_-

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César Baldaccini, French sculptor
Cesar Chavez, civil rights activist
Cesar Millan, professional dog trainer and television host.
César Milstein, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine
César Pelli, Argentinian architect.
Cesar Romero, actor
César Tovar, "Mr. Versatility", Venezuelan Major League Baseball infielder/outfielder.

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The César Award is the national film award of France.

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