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Gender: Female Pronunciation: CASS-ee-a or CASH-a Meaning of Cassia: "cinnamon" Origin of Cassia: 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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Pop Culture References for the name Cassia

Casiah, Cassa, Cass, Casia, Casya

Comments

rosieflower Says:

2018-04-24T00:10:30

I think this is beautiful as a middle name. I am naming my little girl Ashton Cassia (Ashie for short).

Selkit Says:

2018-03-15T04:07:10

I know a Cassia in real life, but she pronounces it Ca-SIGH-uh. I think it's lovely either way.

alleigh76 Says:

2018-02-18T04:45:20

You mean like how Johnny and Jack are nicknames for John? Or how Annie is a nickname for Ann, or Janie for Jane? Nicknames that are the same length as, or even longer than, the full name are pretty common.

The standard way to make nicknames in English is to add -y (or -ie) to the end. It just happens that we often do it to an already shortened version (Joseph--Joe--Joey, Daniel--Dan--Danny, William--Bill--Billy, Katherine--Kate--Katie). But nothing is stopping parents from just naming their kid Joe or Kate, and if they did, they would almost certainly be called Joey or Katie at some point. And as Luisa pointed out, it's even more common in other languages. In Spanish, for example, the equivalent of adding -y is changing the ending to -ito/-ita. They do the same multistep nickname we do, as well: Guadalupe--Lupe--Lupita.

Unless the name is long, nicknames aren't about making the name shorter, they just give more flexibility on what they're called, when, and by whom (maybe they end up preferring the nickname and going by it in general, or maybe only family and very close friends use it; maybe their parents call them that nickname almost exclusively, or maybe they regularly use both). In this case, it would also allow Cassia a break from people reacting to her unusual name, if she wants, since people are familiar with the name Cassie (speaking as someone with an unusual name, more familiar nicknames are AMAZING at restaurants and coffee shops that ask for your name, because they make it much less likely you'll have to spell it four times only to end up with it wrong anyway).

spilledink Says:

2018-02-06T16:50:09

Spelled Cássia, this is also a Portuguese name.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2017-11-27T04:14:26

I agree, nicknames are just less formal names. They don’t have to be shorter.

Lizzy Lou Says:

2017-11-27T03:49:26

No. It's literally just dropping a letter or changing the a to an e to make a different name. Cassia is a short enough name. Not every name needs a nickname.

Luísa Says:

2017-04-09T04:36:06

Well... In some languages like Spanish, Portuguese and Russian is not hard to find nicknames longer than the full given name. Eg: Maria/Marita, Clara/Clarinha, Katia/Katiusha. I believe that a nickname is just a less formal way of calling someone often implying some familiarity/intimacy between people. Would "Cassi/Cassy", which is 5 letters, be any better?

cj85 Says:

2017-04-08T22:24:27

Why give a nickname for a six letter name that's also a six letter name and you're only changing one letter? Either name her Cassia or name her Cassie. Dumb.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-18T20:51:52

I adore this name.

Daiseymae Says:

2016-10-26T14:22:55

The most popular pronunciaton is Cass-see-ya or Ka-sha like the Cassia tree.

Rachel E Banks Says:

2016-09-30T17:59:02

How does she pronounce it?

Rachel E Banks Says:

2016-09-30T17:58:35

It doesn't have to be Casha. Cass-ee-uh is another way to pronounce it.

kxlly0614 Says:

2016-08-14T04:06:22

Is this name pronounced as Caysha, Cassiuh, Casseeuh, or Casha? The name looks really lovely though!

fromtheocean12 Says:

2016-06-21T14:40:48

I actually always thought it was pronounced cass-ee-uh before seeing this comment!

autumnreverie Says:

2016-06-02T18:33:29

I love its meaning, "cinnamon,'' but it also means "empty, vain" which is also the same as Cassius.

autumnreverie Says:

2016-06-02T18:32:04

I prefer the pronunciation cass-ee-uh.

Floris Says:

2016-02-14T19:24:34

Lucky you. It's an awesome name. It's certainly in my top 5...

Lena_Aline Says:

2015-12-20T19:44:19

Kassia is the original spelling. Cassia is its Latin form.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-09-18T05:34:36

Pretty and energetic. I personally prefer Cassia to Cassandra, since I like the more streamlined and elegant to-the-point vibrant feel of Cassia to the more popular and elaborate "hippie"-feeling Cassandra. Cassia's a nice less popular alternative that still sounds accessible and familiar, and is a great way to get to the nickname Cassie.

taliawhat Says:

2015-06-16T07:00:51

Thanks!!

pam Says:

2015-05-30T06:40:08

Casha

taliawhat Says:

2015-05-30T04:59:38

Is this pronounced Casha or Cahsha?

Bakergirl Says:

2015-05-09T18:31:08

Beautiful, sweet name. Classic beauty.

tori101 Says:

2015-04-12T21:13:56

I absolutely love Cassia. I work with a girl called Cassia and she's lovely and I think this name makes me love it even more. Cassia is gorgeous.
Would use this name in a heartbeat

Cassia Efthy Says:

2015-03-26T23:49:24

My name's Cassia, and I'm honored. :)

TaliaCat Says:

2015-02-20T20:40:18

Really like this, and like its meaning... But I always think of the stars when I hear it, I guess because of the constellation cassiopeia

eidolon Says:

2014-12-20T02:43:37

I know someone that's name is Cassandra and she mostly goes by Cassie, but her best friend calls her Cassia. Very cute.

AnonymousPerson Says:

2014-10-07T17:20:58

Cassie is the obvious nickname. Cute!

lesliemarion Says:

2014-05-03T01:32:14

Both Cassia and Keziah - gorgeous!

rainierloner Says:

2014-03-27T15:50:47

I love this name also! It has a totally adorable meaning, and is just a perfect name, in my opinion!

Tay2thestars Says:

2014-02-11T00:06:41

Such a cute and fashionable name! Love it!