What does Cassandra mean?
Cassandra [cas-san-dra] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-SAN-dra, ka-SAHN-dra. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cassandra is "shining upon man". Perhaps a version of Alexander, which originally was a feminine name, a byname for Hera, queen of the Olympian gods. Literary: Cassandra was a Trojan princess blessed with the gift of prophecy in Homer's "Iliad". She foretold the fall of Troy but was unheeded. The name was occasionally used from the Middle Ages until the 18th century.
Cassandra▼ has 48 variants: Cas, Casandera, Casandra▼, Casandri, Casaundr, Casaundra, Casey▼, Casie, Casondra, Casoundra, Cass, Cassandre, Cassandrea, Cassandry, Cassanndra, Cassaundra, Cassi, Cassie▼, Cassondra, Cassondria, Cassundra, Cassy, Kasandera, Kasandra▼, Kasandria, Kasaundra, Kasey▼, Kasondra, Kasoundra, Kassandra▼, Kassandre, Kassaundra, Kassi, Kassie, Kassondra, Kassy, Krisandra, Sande, Sandee, Sandera, Sandi▼, Sandie, Sandra▼, Sandy▼, Saundra▼, Sohndra, Sondra▼ and Zandra.Creative forms:
(female) Cassanca, Cassantra, ..
(male) Cassandro, Cassanham, .. Middle name pairings:
Cassandra Kianna (C.K.), ..
How popular is Cassandra?
Cassandra is a very prominent first name for women (#269 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#79958 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Cassandra was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #49 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #511. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Kassandra (#759 in recent rankings), Casey (#814), Sandra (#831), Kasey (#1092), Cassie (#1264), Sandy (#1918), Sandi, Sandee, Kassondra, Sandie, Casandra, Zandra, Saundra, Kassie, Sondra, Kassi, Cassondra, Cassi, Cassaundra, Cassy, Kasandra, Casie, Kasondra, Alexander and Casondra are the popular related forms of Cassandra (#511 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Cassandra was common among parents 75 years ago (usage of 3%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1%, 97% less), with forms like Sandra going out of style.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alessandra▲, Alyssandra, Calandra, Calandre (see Calandra), Calandria, Candra, Caranda, Cassadi, Cassadie, Cassadina, Cassady, Cassilda, Chandra▼, Chrysandra, Hassana, Jessandra, Kalandra, Lasandra, Lashanda, Lisandra, Lissandra, Lissandre, Lysandra, Lyssandra, Rashanda, Roshandra and Wysandra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cassandra.See names in meaning and etymology.