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Caius is the ultimate classic name for boys. With roots in the Roman Empire, Caius has a linguistic appeal that makes it a staple in popular culture. The name Caius appears prominently in four of William Shakespeare's plays, and Caius is also a main character in the Final Fantasy franchise. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Caius:

Roman, Latin, Etruscan: Rejoice

Origin of the name Caius:

Caius is a variant of the Roman name Gaius. Most experts believe that this name derives from the Latin verb gaudere (meaning “to rejoice”).

Symbolism of the name Caius:

Caius is a variation of the name Gaius (meaning “rejoice”). Historically, one of the most notable bearers of the name was Pope Caius of Dalmatia. This religious leader baptized numerous devotees before dying a martyr. The symbol of Caius is the papal tiara.

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Gender of the name Caius:

Caius is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Caius:


Number of syllables in the name Caius:


Emotion evoked from the name Caius:

The name Caius evokes feelings of celebration and joy.

Alternative spellings for the name Caius:

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Popularity of the name Caius:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Caius was the 1,205th most popular baby name for boys.

Related names for the name Caius:

  • Cassius 
  • Claudius
  • Camillus
  • Carolus
  • Cornelius
  • Cairo
  • Crispus
  • Callistus
  • Cadmus
  • Columbus

Great middle names for Caius and their meanings:

  • Anwar (bright, luminous)
  • Bradley (broad meadow)
  • Darius (rich, kingly, possessing goodness)
  • Easton (east town)
  • Emrys (immortal)
  • Holden (deep valley)
  • Izan (solid, enduring, firm)
  • Jace (healer)
  • Odell (woad hill)
  • Preston (priest town)
  • Soren (stern)
  • Tiernan (little lord)

Famous people with the name Caius:

  • Caius Ardelean (actor)
  • Caius Brediceanu (politician)
  • Caius Gabriel Cibber (sculptor)
  • Caius Kane Denman (son of actor David Denman)
  • Caius Duncombe (actor)
  • Caius Julyan (producer)
  • Caius Iacob (mathematician)
  • Caius Largennius (Roman legionary)
  • Caius Adrian Lungu (footballer)
  • Caius Wong (visual effects artist)

Caius in popular culture:

  • Caius (protagonist of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus)
  • Caius (alias of the Earl of Kent in William Shakespeare's King Lear)
  • Caius (member of the Volturi in the Twilight franchise)
  • Caius Ballad (antagonist in Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Caius Lao Bistail (protagonist in the The Titan's Bride)
  • Caius Lucius (character in William Shakespeare's Cymbeline)
  • Doctor Caius (character in William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor)