HeartCASS-ee-a or CASH-a
Feminine form of Cassius or Greek

Cassia Origin and Meaning

The name Cassia is a girl's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "cinnamon".

Cassia is related to the cassia tree, which has yellow flowers and produces a spice that can be a substitute for cinnamon. Keziah, the name of Job’s daughter in the Old Testament, derives from the name of the plant as well. Cassia also has ties to the Ancient Roman name Cassius, an Ancient Roman family name meaning "hollow."

Cassia is one of the rare names that's truly unusual yet has a stylish feel. Cassia has the added attraction of the sweet smell of cinnamon, thanks to its botanical associations. We predict Cassia will become much more popular along with her brother names Cassian and Cassius.

Keziah, the Biblical equivalent, is also due for rediscovery, while Kassia is the Greek spelling that ties the name to Saint Kassiani, a feminist heroine.

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Famous People Named Cassia

  • Cassia aka KeziahBiblical daughter of Job
  • Cássia Rejane EllerBrazilian rock singer
  • Cássia KisBrazilian actress
  • Cássia Maria Oliveira LinharesBrazilian actress
  • Cassia Fitzpatrickdaughter of British TV chef Silvana Franco and Rob Fitzpatrick
  • Cassia Peaches Johnsondaughter of UK prime minister Boris Johnson

Cassia in Pop Culture

  • Cassia"in [Tyre's] market" (Ezekiel 27:19)
  • Cassiamain character in the movie "Pompeii"
  • Cassia Reyesmain character in 'Matched' by Ally Condie

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