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Gender: F Meaning of Cassandra: "prophetess" Origin of Cassandra: Greek Cassandra's Popularity in 2013: #459

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The name of the tragic mythological Trojan princess who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but was condemned never to be believed, Cassandra has been used for exotic characters in movies and soap operas. Ethereal and delicate, Cassandra was in the Top 70 throughout the 1990s, but is now descending in popularity.

Cassandra was the name of Jane Austen's mother, sister and two cousins. Cassandra Wilkins is a character in John Dos Passon's novel Manhattan Transfer, but in the 2007 Woody Allen thriller, Cassandra's Dream, Cassandra was not the name of a person, but a sailboat.

Currently, Cassandra Wilson is a noted jazz singer; Charlie Sheen has a daughter Cassandra born in the eighties.

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Famous People Named Cassandra

Cassandra Clare - American author
Cassandra Austen - elder sister of Jane Austen
Cassandra Lynn - American model
Cassandra Peterson - American actress
Cassandra Ponti - Filipino TV contestant
Cassandra "Cassie" Steele - Canadian actress
Cassandra Steen - German singer
Cassandra Wilson - American jazz singer
Casandra "Cassie" Ventura - American singer
Cassandra Jade Estevez - daughter of Charlie Sheen
Cassandra Austen - mother of British writer Jane Austen
Cassandra "Casey" Jenner - daughter of Bruce Jenner and step-sister to the Kardashians.

Pop Culture References for the Name Cassandra

Cassandra (Greek Mythology) - a prophetess cursed by Apollo to receive horrible prophesies and have none believe her after refusing his romantic advances.
Cassandra, in Aeschylus' play 'Agamemnon'.
Cassandra, character from the musical 'Cats'
Ancestor of Sybil Trelawney - from the Harry Potter series.
Cassandra Wong- Wayne's girlfriend in the Wayne's World movies.
Cassandra Cain - one Batgirl.
Cassandra Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie.
Cassandra "Cassie" - character in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
Cassandra - psychic cleaning lady in play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Cassandra - a character on 'Doctor Who' who believes she is the last 'pure' human.
Cassandra - heroine in Barbara Cartland's book The Glittering Lights
Cassandra 'Cassi' July, dance teacher at NYADA on Glee
Cassandra Pentaghast, a character from the video game 'Dragon Age 2' and 'Dragon Age: Inquisition'
Cassandra Alexandra, headstrong warrior from the 'Soul Calibur' series of games.

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