US Popularity:1572
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Emperor; Hairy, head of hair
Brimming with blossoming power, Kaiser is a boy's name of German origin with a lineage that runs deep into the core of Ancient Rome. Descending from the Middle High German word keisar, meaning "emperor," Kaiser was forged from the Latin imperial title, Caesar, thought to mean “hairy” or “head of hair.” Though the name, of course, derives from the famed dictator, Kaiser, in actuality, represents Caesar's adaptation into an honorific title, designating a newly appointed leader. From the revered Roman leaders to the Kaiser emperors of the Austrian Empire, the name lives on in reference to a worthy figure capable of commanding an entire civilization.

Kaiser Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kaiser is currently #1990 on The Bump
Boy:Kaiser is currently #1110 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kaiser is currently #1572 in U.S. births
Boy:Kaiser is currently #764 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 12
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, kaiser (n.), September 2017

  • WordSense Dictionary, Kaiser

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Caesar, October 2022

  • Behind the Name, Caesar, November 2020

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