"shining or excelling man"

Cassandra Origin and Meaning

The name Cassandra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "shining or excelling man".

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 striking 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.

Nicknames include Cass, Cassa, Cassie, Sandra, Sandy.

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Famous People Named Cassandra

  • Cassandra WilsonAmerican jazz singer
  • Cassandra Clarepen name of Judith Rumelt, American novelist
  • Cassandra Lee MorrisAmerican voice actress
  • Cassandra Austenmother of novelist Jane Austen
  • Cassandra Austenelder sister of novelist Jane Austen
  • Cassandra Lynn (Hensley)American model
  • Cassandra Peterson aka ElviraMistress of the Dark, American actress and TV presenter
  • Cassandra Ponti (born Lejanie Palma Anigan)Filipina actress and reality TV personality ("Pinoy Big Brother")
  • Cassandra Lynn "Cassie" ScerboAmerican actress
  • Cassandra Lily "Cassie" PattenEnglish Olympic swimmer
  • Cassandra Rae "Cassie" SteeleCanadian actress
  • Cassandra BanksonAmerican model and YouTuber
  • Cassandra SteenGerman,American singer of band Glashaus
  • Cassandra Jean (Whitehead)American actress and model
  • Cassandra Jade Estevezdaughter of actor Charlie Sheen
  • Cassandra "Casey" Jennerdaughter of athlete/TV personality Caitlyn Jenner

Cassandra in Pop Culture

  • CassandraGreek mythological prophetess cursed by Apollo to receive horrible prophesies and have none believe her after refusing his romantic advances.
  • Cassandra Wongcharacter in the Wayne's World series
  • Cassandra Cain aka Black Bat (formerly Batgirl II) from DC Comics
  • Cassandra "Cassie" Sandsmarkthird Wonder Girl from DC Comics
  • Cassandra Novacharacter in Marvel Universe
  • Cassandra Eleanor "Cassie" Lang aka Staturecharacter in Marvel Universe
  • Cassandra "Cassie" Palmertitle character in the series by Karen Chance
  • Cassandra "Cass" character in Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Cassandra "Cassie" Raillymain character on TV's 12 Monkeys
  • Cassandra Rawlinscharacter on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
  • Cassandra "Cass" Freedmancharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Cassandra "Cassie" Turnercharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Cassandra Fostercharacter on American soap "All My Children"
  • Cassandra Anne Spendercharacter on TV's "The X,Files"
  • Cassandra "Cass" character from Disney's 'Tangled: the Series'
  • Cassandracharacter in musical 'Cats'
  • Cassandra "Cassie" Hackcharacter in the Hack/Slash comic book series
  • Cassandra "Cassie" Ainsworthcharacter on TV's "Skins"
  • Cassandra Cooper Ingallscharacter on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
  • Cassandra Louise Trottercharacter on British TV series "Only Fools and Horses"
  • Cassandra "Cassie" character in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
  • Cassandrapsychic cleaning lady in Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
  • Cassandracharacter on TV's 'Doctor Who'
  • Cassandra Trelawneycharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Cassandramain character in "The Glittering Lights" by Barbara Cartland
  • Cassandra 'Cassi' Julydance teacher on TV's "Glee"
  • Cassandra "Cass"a character in "The Forest of Hands and Teeth", by Carrie Ryan
  • Cassandra Allegra Portia Calogera Filomena Pentaghasta major character featured throughout the video game series "Dragon Age," as well as the movie "Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker."
  • Cassandra Alexandracharacter in 'Soul Calibur' video games
  • Cassandra Gothcharacter in "The Sims" (1,2,4) video/computer games
  • Cassandra 'Cassie' Cagecharacter in Mortal Kombat X video game
  • Cassandra Perkinscharacter on TV's "Famous in Love"
  • Cassandra Mortmainmain character and narrator of novel "I Capture the Castle"
  • 'Cassandra'song by Abba
  • Cassandra 'Cass' Parkercharacter in television's 'Prisoner Cell Block H'.
  • Cassandra Bowdenmain character in the upcoming TV series "The Flight Attendant" played by actress Kaley Cuoco
  • Cassandra Cilliancharacter in the TNT series "The Librarians" played by Lindy Booth

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