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Origin and popularity of the name CESAR


Cesar : 1: Spanish Portuguese French and West Indian (mainly Haiti) (César): from the personal name César itself from the famous Roman surname (see Caesar). At least in the West Indies this can also be a nickname from French césar ‘emperor’.2: Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places called Cesar from various origins.3: Slovenian and Croatian: from cesar ‘emperor’ a word of Latin origin (see Caesar) applied as a nickname for a person who behaved in an imperious manner or for someone in the service of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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