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Gender: Female Meaning of Cassandra: "prophetess" Origin of Cassandra: Greek Cassandra's Popularity in 2017: #606

The name Cassandra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "prophetess". Cassandra is ranked #606 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythological Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplet Game-GIRLS".

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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.

Nicknames include Cass, Cassa, Cassie, Sandra, Sandy

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Famous People Named Cassandra

Cassandra Wilson, American jazz singer
Cassandra Clare, pen name of American novelist Judith Rumelt
Cassandra Austen, mother of novelist Jane Austen
Cassandra Austen, elder sister of novelist Jane Austen
Cassandra Lynn (Hensley), American model
Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, Mistress 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" Scerbo, American actress
Cassandra Lily "Cassie" Patten, English Olympic swimmer
Cassandra Rae "Cassie" Steele, Canadian actress
Cassandra Steen, German-American singer of band Glashaus
Cassandra Jean (Whitehead), American actress and model
Cassandra Jade Estevez, daughter of actor Charlie Sheen
Cassandra "Casey" Jenner, daughter of athlete/TV personality Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner

Pop Culture References for the name Cassandra

Cassandra, Greek mythological prophetess cursed by Apollo to receive horrible prophesies and have none believe her after refusing his romantic advances.
Cassandra, character from Disney's 'Tangled: the Series'
Cassandra, character in musical 'Cats'
Cassandra Wong, character in the Wayne's World series
Cassandra Cain aka Black Bat (formerly Batgirl II) from DC Comics
Cassandra "Cassie" Sandsmark, third Wonder Girl from DC Comics
Cassandra Nova, character in Marvel Universe
Cassandra Eleanor "Cassie" Lang aka Stature, character in Marvel Universe
Cassandra "Cass," character in Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch
Cassandra "Cass" Freedman, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Cassandra "Cassie" Turner, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Cassandra Foster, character on American soap "All My Children"
Cassandra "Cassie" Ainsworth, character on TV's "Skins"
Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, character on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
Cassandra "Cassie," character in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
Cassandra, psychic cleaning lady in Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Cassandra, character on TV's 'Doctor Who'
Cassandra, main character in "The Glittering Lights" by Barbara Cartland
Cassandra 'Cassi' July, dance teacher on TV's "Glee"
Cassandra aka "Cass", a character from the young adult book, "The Forest of Hands and Teeth", by Carrie Ryan
Cassandra Allegra Portia Calogera Filomena Pentaghast, a major character featured throughout the video game series "Dragon Age," as well as the movie "Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker."
Cassandra Alexandra, character in 'Soul Calibur' video games
Cassandra Goth, character in "The Sims" (1,2,4) video/computer games
Cassandra 'Cassie' Cage, character in Mortal Kombat X video game
Cassandra Perkins, character on TV's "Famous in Love"
Cassandra Mortmain, main character and narrator of novel "I Capture the Castle"