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Cassandra Name Meaning and Origin

Cassandra Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Shining upon men, Unheeded prophetess

Name Origin


Cassandra is a Greek name meaning 'shining upon men' or 'unheeded prophetess'. In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a Trojan princess cursed to utter true prophecies that no one believed.

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Cassandra Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Cassandra is easy to pronounce with a clear emphasis on each syllable, making it flow smoothly.

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The name Cassandra has a perfect rhythm with a balance of strong and soft syllables, making it pleasant to hear.

Famous People Named Cassandra

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● Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the pen name of American author Judith Lewis, known for her bestselling young adult fantasy book series 'The Mortal Instruments'. Clare's writing style and intricate world-building have garnered a large fanbase.

● Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira. She has become an iconic figure in the horror genre.

● Cassandra Harris

Cassandra Harris was an Australian actress known for her roles in the James Bond film 'For Your Eyes Only'. She was married to actor Pierce Brosnan and had a successful acting career.

Cassandra Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Cassandra

The name Cassandra may evoke the image of the tragic figure from Greek mythology, cursed to have her prophecies ignored. This association could potentially carry a negative connotation of being unheard or not taken seriously.

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