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Meaning and name origin
Cassandra \c(a)-ssand-ra, cass(an)-dra\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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.
Cassandra is a very popular first name for females (#269 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#65105 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cassandra for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cassandra and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexander, Casandra, Casey, Casie, Cassandra, Cassie, Cassondra, Kasandra, Kasey, Kassandra, Kassie, Sandi, Sandra, Sandy, Saundra and Sondra. (2014 statistics).
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