Cassandra
Origin/Usage
English, French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Pronunciation
kə-SAN-drə/kə-SAHN-drə
Meaning
Shine upon mankind
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Cassandra originates in Greek language and means "shine upon mankind". In Greek mythology, Cassandra, King Priam's daughter, was a prophet. Apollo cast a curse on her so that nobody would ever believe her prophecies. Eventually, the gift of prediction resulted in endless frustration. Cassandra has been an inspiration for many artists and authors. In the U.S. the name became popular in the 20th century.

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Casandra, Casanndra, Cassaundra, Cassie, Cassondria, Kasandra, Kassandra

Famous Cassandras

Cassandra Peterson - actress
Cassandra Cossitt - author
Cassandra Lynn - model
Cassandra Samantha Steele - actress
Cassandra Steen - musician
Cassandra Kind - author
Cassandra Pybus - writer
Cassandra Peterson/Elvira - American actress

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