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What does Casandra mean?

Casandra Pronunciation of Casandra [casan-dra] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Casandra is "shining upon man". Casandra is a variant form of Cassandra (Greek): perhaps a variation of Alexander.

Associated with: greek, shining (light).


Casandra has 19 variants: Casandri, Casaundra, Casondra, Casoundra, Cassandrea, Cassandry, Cassanndra, Cassaundra, Cassondra, Cassondria, Cassundra, Kasandra, Kasandria, Kasaundra, Kasondra, Kasoundra, Kassandra, Kassaundra and Kassondra.

9 more alternative forms via Cassandra: Casandera, Casaundr, Cassandre, Kasandera, Kassandre, Krisandra, Sandra, Saundra and Zandra.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Casandra Jaelyn (C.J.), ..

How popular is Casandra?

Casandra is a very prominent first name for women (#941 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Casandra was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #407 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Casandra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Casandra outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Casondra, Cassandra (#511 via latest list), Cassaundra, Cassondra, Kasandra, Kasondra, Kassandra (#759), Kassondra, Sandra (#831), Saundra and Zandra are the prominent alternative forms of Casandra rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Casandra reached its peak in the 1940s (median #1518) and has become much less since (#1675, 97.9% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Casandra, Casondra, Cassandra, Cassaundra, Cassondra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kasandra, Kasondra, Kassandra, Kassondra, Sandra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saundra, Zandra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cassandra, Sandra outside U.S.