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Quick Facts on Cesar

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • French, Latin, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 261
Simple meaning:
Head of hair, Emperor

Characteristics of Cesar

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cesar

The name César is the French, Spanish and Portuguese form of Caesar, originating as a Roman imperial family name (à la Gaius Julius Caesar). Etymologically speaking, the name has uncertain origin although it’s thought to come from the Latin “caesaries” meaning ‘head of hair.’ The most famous name bearer, Julius Caesar, lived in the 1st century B.C. and is known for his military exploits as a Roman general and, as a Roman statesman, for his role in the gradual transformation of the Republic into the Roman Empire. The name Caesar was henceforth used as an imperial title and gave birth to the German and Russian words for emperor – Kaiser and Tsar, respectively.

Popularity of the Name Cesar

The usage of the name César in America is mainly influenced by the Spanish-speaking population, or those of Hispanic/Latino descent. The name first appeared in America in 1948, and it has been growing substantially right along with the Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States. The height of César’s popularity was right around the turn of the 21st century. Since then, as with many Spanish-influenced names, César has appeared to have reached a plateau. Studies are showing that as the second and third generations of Latino-Americans are growing into childbearing years, and as they assimilate more into American culture, they are letting go of their distinctly Spanish sounding given names. We find this disappointing, since the Spanish influence of names is quite romantic, poetic and ethnically diverse. César is an example of this. It’s strong, unique and carries with it an imperial resonance without sounding overly-dramatic or arrogant. We hope this one doesn’t venture too far down the charts. It’s a name for your little future leader, which goes along nicely with the one numerology with which it is associated.
Popularity of the Boy Name Cesar
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cesar

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Cesar

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cesar

    Cesar We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cesar.

  • Popular Songs on Cesar

    Popular Songs on Cesar

    Cesare Said - a song by Buck

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cesar

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cesar

    A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez (David A. Adler) - The selfless struggles of labor leader Chavez are given a tempered and lucid treatment in this educational overview. It only takes one page for the Adlers to zero in on the theme of inequality: “Chavez and others who helped put food on Americans’ tables often had no tables of their own, no real homes.” After losing their farm in the Great Depression, the Chavez family headed west, living an itinerant lifestyle as they moved from farm to farm—and shuttling young Cesar among 65 different elementary schools. The book focuses mainly on Chavez’s later fights for better wages and safer working conditions. An elegant introduction to a man who inspired thousands. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Cesar Chavez (Susan Eddy) - Presents a brief look at the life of Cesar Chavez. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Cesar Takes a Break (Susan Collins Thoms) - A green iguana who has been left at school during spring break chronicles his escapades in his diary. Without his 25 best friends in Ms. Lee's second grade, Cesar is "a puddle of sadness." Then he discovers other unattended classroom pets, and he relishes tanning under the French fry heat lamp in the cafeteria, playing hockey in the teacher's lounge, and making art in the guinea pig's room. A renegade class-mouse-gone-wild makes Cesar contemplate utter freedom, but minding Peace the turtle's advice, he follows his heart and returns to Ms. Lee's room. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Cesar!: Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! (Carmen T. Bernier-Grand) - The life and times of César Chávez are vividly re-created in this collection of poems. Where most biographies stick to the facts of what a person did, this one also touches on the man's character and values. Children will learn about Chávez, but, more importantly, they will learn the important lessons he taught, and they will be able to apply them to their own lives. An excellent choice for most libraries. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Cesar's Amazing Journey (Stephen Philip Policoff) - “B. Cider and Cesar's antics are hilarious. An unusual, humorous, fast paced read aloud.” Says the School Library Journal. A musical tree frog, is a happy inhabitant of the Florida wetlands until his tree is uprooted and put on a truck headed for New York City. So begins the amazing journey that he shares with an upbeat, rhyming arachnid named B. Cider, as in "Along came a spider and sat down... B. Cider!" A fast-paced read aloud. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    El regalo del Cesar (Alberto Uderzo) - Estamos en el ano 50 antes de Jesucristo. Toda la Galia esta ocupada por los romanos Toda? No! Una aldea poblada por irreductibles galos resiste, todavia y como siempre, al invasor. Y la vida no es facil para las guarniciones de legionarios romanos en los reducidos campamentos de Babaorum, Aquarium, Laudanum y Petibonum(*CR*)En este titulo, Julio Cesar quiere hacer un regalo a Borrachin, uno de sus veteranos, en que consistira? Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Cesar

    Famous People Named Cesar

    Famous People Named Cesar - César Baldaccini (French sculptor); César Chávez (labor leader and civil rights activist); César Franck (French composer); Cesar Millan (professional dog trainer); Cesar Romero (Cuban-American actor)

  • Children of Famous People Named Cesar

    Children of Famous People Named Cesar

    Famous People who Named their Son Cesar - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Cesar.

  • Historic Figures

    Cesar - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    César Chávez (31 Mar 1927 – 23 Apr 1993) - César Estrada Chávez was an American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). A Mexican American, Chávez became the best known Latino civil rights activist. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. Chavez was a charismatic, gifted speaker who inspired Latinos to band together and devote themselves to the farm workers' movement. Claiming as his models Gandhi and Martin Luther King, he called on his people to "Make a solemn promise: to enjoy our rightful part of the riches of this land, to throw off the yoke of being considered as agricultural implements or slaves. We are free men and we demand justice." After his death he became a major historical icon for the Latino community, and for liberals generally, symbolizing militant support for workers and for Hispanic power based on grass roots organizing and his slogan "Sí, se puede" (Spanish for "Yes, it is possible").

Personality of the Boy Name Cesar

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Cesar

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