Name Meaning: Cassandra
Shining upon man.
Gender: Female
Pronounced: ka-SONN-dra / ka-SAN-dra
Origin: Ancient Greece

Cassandra traces back to ancient Greece meaning "one who shines upon man". In Greek mythology, the tragic but beautiful Cassandra was a Trojan princess possessing the gift of prophecy but cursed so that she was not to be believed. In Homer's Iliad Cassandra foretells the destruction of Troy but goes unheeded.

Cassandra Variations:
Cassie / Sandra / Cass
Famous Cassandras:
Cassandra Austen
Cass Elliot
Cassandra (Elvira) Peterson

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