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Cassian comes from the Latin surname Cassianus which is adapted from Cassius. It is not a common name so if you are looking for something unique, this would be a perfect choice.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Cassian

Cassian is a shortened form of the name Cassianus and related to Cassius. The name is associated with saints and an old Latin family name. The name translates to “son of Cassius”, as well as “empty, vain or hollow”.

Symbolism of the Name Cassian

Cassian is always friendly and cheerful. He is a good talker and promoter, and he seldom worries about anything. Sometimes he can be impatient and impulsive. Cassian expresses himself joyously and constructively. He knows what he wants and why he wants it.

Nicknames for the Name Cassian

Cassian is a powerful name with ancient origins. The name pairs well with a variety of nicknames, including:

Style of the Name Cassian


Gender of the Name Cassian

Cassian is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Cassian


Number of Syllables in the Name Cassian


Emotion Evoked From the Name Cassian

Cassian is creative and outgoing. He always looks for opportunities to show off his abilities. He is flexible and he likes to enjoy feeling appreciated by those around him. He likes to mix with others and talk about his ideas. He is also easily bored.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Cassian

  • Cassiann
  • Cassyan
  • Cassyann

Popularity of the Name Cassian

Cassian appeared on the popularity charts around 1998, but it stayed steady as a unique name all the way to 2016. In 2018, the popularity of the name doubled and then in 2020 it doubled again. In 2022, the name ranked at 933, according to the Social Security Administration.

  • Cassianus

Great Middle Names for Cassian and Their Meanings

  • Jude (praised)
  • Theodore (gift of God)
  • Henry (house ruler)
  • Leopold (brave)
  • Oliver (ancestor’s descendants)
  • Robert (bright fame)
  • Dean (valley)
  • Greer (watchful guardian)
  • Luke (light giving)

Famous People with the Name Cassian

  • Saint Cassian of Imola (4th century martyr)
  • Saint Cassian of Autun (4th century bishop)
  • Saint Cassian of Tangier (3rd century martyr)
  • Cassian Sakowicz (Polish Orthodox activist and theologian)
  • Cassian Elwes (British independent film producer)
  • Cassian Delsar (Australian ice hockey player)
  • Cassian Andor (fictional character in Star Wars)
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