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Gender: Female Pronunciation: kass-ee-OH-pee-uh Origin of Cassiopeia: Greek mythology name

The name Cassiopeia is a girl's name of Greek origin. Cassiopeia and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Cassiopeia, the name of a mythological mother who became a stellar constellation, is challenging but intriguing, and has all those softening Cass nicknames available. With the rise of other otherworldly and mythical choices, from Apollo to Jupiter to Juno, Cassiopeia may just feel more possible for mortals now than ever before in its long history.

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Famous People Named Cassiopeia

Pop Culture References for the name Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia, character in Greek mythology
Cassiopeia "Cassie" Sullivan, protagonist in "The 5th Wave" series by Rick Yancey
Cassiopeia, fans of Korean pop group TVXQ
Cassiopeia, character on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
Cassiopeia, character in "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing" by M. T. Anderson
Cassiopeia, character in video game "League of Legends"
Cassiopea, the first Queen of Lireo on "Encantadia"
Cassiopeia witch in the Harry Potter series
Cassiopeia, tortoise in "Momo" by Michael Ende
"Cassiopeia," song by Sara Bareilles

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ErulasseAranel Says:


...I have been mispronouncing this name my entire life.

headintheclouds Says:


Definitely exotic and unusual, but is more accessible with the appealing nickname Cassie. Cassiopeia is very epic, dramatic and feminine. it's a lot of name for one to carry, and the full name may cause problems with spelling for most people who aren't familiar with the name. Still, Cassiopeia is lovely; if the constellation or Greek mythology background means a lot to the parents, I can see it work on a real-life person, though I would think that she came from a more hippie family :)

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really want to like this name, but it just has too many syllables that don't blend quite right. I like Calliope or Cassandra more.

EW314 Says:


Beautiful, but I think it's probably best left as a GP because it's a lot of name to pull off. Still, if Seraphina can work...

I love the meaning (as given by Zoey_Artemisia below), and it looks gorgeous written down. Cassie is a very cute and wearable nickname.

There's also a lovely song by the same name by Joanna Newsom.

Michaela Says:


Soapy. Best left to a charming fictional character. But don't give this to your tiny baby.

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


So beautiful! A more uncommon alternative full name for Cassie.

yvonne_virginia Says:


If I ever get a female Shiba Inu, I will name her this!

RavenZimmi Says:


I love this name, I named a spunky character Cassiopeia in my book and it works perfectly. Her nickname is Opal

indiefendi2 Says:


Adorable but a bit too syllable heavy. Cassia would do for me. :)

flora_kate Says:


Love the name, but just looking at the spelling gives me a headache!

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


If anyone was wondering what this name means, the meaning is 'she whose words excel'. I think that's a wonderful meaning. The spelling is more exotic than Andromeda, but I think Andromeda is better for modern times.

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I like this name but my mother says that no one would be able to pronounce it and that kids would probably make fun of this name when she got older

ldougie Says:


The O in the middle is unattractive imo.

tfzolghadr Says:


A great name despite it's length. The obvious "pee" in the middle could lead to some elementary school teasing, though.

dramagrl19 Says:


Sweet, with the user friendly nickname of Cassie. :)