Quick Facts on Cash
- English, French, Irish
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Money, shining upon men
Etymology & Historical Origin - Cash
Cash is the English vocabulary word for money in the form of currency or coins. It is thought to come from the French word “caisse” which means ‘(money) box’. Some sources claim that “cash” is derived from an Indian word “kaasu” meaning ‘a coin’. Cash is also an Irish surname that developed from the English metronomic family name Cass or Casse which is the pet form of the female name Cassandra (from the Greek meaning ‘shining upon men’). While fighting in the famous Crusades of the 12th century, Europeans were exposed to the Greek legends of the Trojan War (wherein Cassandra figures in prominently as a future-telling prophetess whom no one believes). Her story was particularly popular in the Middle Ages and the name caught on. It appears as if the surname Cash developed in Dublin, Ireland around the 18th century whereas Cass as a surname has been around since the 12th century. As a male given name, Cash has been in use since the 19th century.
Popularity of the Name Cash
Cash is a male name that’s been around surprisingly long. The name first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1885 but at very low levels of usage. By 1894, Cash fell off the charts completely and would take a long 100 year hiatus from usage. The name returned triumphantly in 2003 and gained 750 positions on the list of boy names within seven short years. What happened in 2003 to remind American parents of this name? Well, that was the year that Johnny Cash passed away and many parents paid this great musician their due respects by bestowing his name upon their sons. This name is most popular in the states of Montana and Oklahoma where country music is alive and well. Even though we think of Cash as money, it doesn’t appear that American parents are thinking about this name in that way. Rather, it has more of an Old West and Country Music flavor. It’s a confident, one-syllable name with a strong “K” sound making it a masculine choice.
Popularity of the Boy Name Cash
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cash
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cash
Cash We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cash.
Popular Songs on Cash
Cash - a song by Big Moe [explicit]
Cash - a song by Patti Smith
Cash - a song by Sugar Ray [explicit]
Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours - a song by Wu-Tang Clan [explicit]
Daddy Get That Cash - a song by Styles [explicit]
Girls, Cash, Cars - a song by Cam'ron [explicit]
Strapped For Cash - a song by Fountains of Wayne
Children's Books on the Baby Name Cash
Cash - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Cash.
Famous People Named Cash
Famous People Named Cash - Cash Warren (film producer); Cash Asmussen (horse racing jockey); Cash Peters (British author and host)
Children of Famous People Named Cash
Famous People Who Named Their Son Cash - Annabeth Gish (actress); Carter Evans (TV reporter); Courtney Friel (TV reporter); Joshua Morrow (daytime actor);
Saul Hudson (aka “Slash”, former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses)
Cash - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Cash - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cash.
Personality of the Boy Name Cash
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Cash