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Cassandra

Cassandra comes from Ancient Greek of uncertain etymology. The second part of the name comes from aner (man) but the first part is a little less certain. It may possibly be derived from kekasmai (to excel, to shine) or Proto-Indo-European *(s)kand- (to glow, shine). In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam of Troy who was given the gift of prophecy by the god Apollo in an effort to win her over but when she refused his advances he cursed her so that no one would believe any of her predictions.

Nicknames: Cass, Cassie, Sandra, Sandy

Origin: Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Kassandra (Ancient Greek, English)
  • Kasandra (Polish, English)

 

Male forms:

  • Cassander (Ancient Greek)
  • Kassander (Ancient Greek)
  • Kassandros (Ancient Greek)
  • Cassandros (Ancient Greek)

 

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