Origin:Greek
Popularity:1167
Meaning:Shining upon man
Cassandra is a feminine name of Greek origin meaning "shining upon man." This is a Latinized version of the Greek Kassandra—a name shared with a Trojan princess who was given the gift of prophecies by Apollo but cursed so that no one would believe her. Although they never heeded her warnings, Kassandra's insight into the future allowed her to predict the Trojan war. Cassandra is a beautiful name illuminated by its mythological origins, which will surely catch baby’s interest as they grow to learn more about the heroism of their namesake.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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