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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Long-haired; hairy
  • Latin : A fine head of hair; Famous emperor
  • Shakespearean : From Julius Caesar

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish : from casa ‘house’ (Latin casa ‘hut’, ‘cottage’, ‘cabin’), perhaps originally denoting the occupier of the most distinguished house in a village.
  • Italian : from a short form of the personal name Benincasa, an omen name meaning ‘welcome in (our) house’.
  • Italian (Sicily; Casà) : probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of saddlecloths, from Greek kasas ‘saddlecloth’.

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