Cassia

Cassia is the female form of Cassius, an Ancient Roman family name possibly derived from Latin cassus meaning “empty, vain”. It also means “cinnamon” in Latin and Greek, deriving from Hebrew qetzi’ah (cassia, cinnamon) (where the names Keziah comes from) from root word qatsa meaning “to cut off, strip off bark”. The name is pronounced either kash-uh or kas-ee-uh.

Origin: Hebrew

Variants:

  • Kassia (English, Greek)
  • Keziah
  • Kezia
  • Kassiani (Greek)
  • Cássia (Portuguese)

 

Male forms:

  • Cassius (Ancient Roman, English)
  • Kassius (English)

 

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Lakisha

Lakisha is a female name which is composed of the French prefix La meaning “the” combined with the given name Kisha, a variant spelling of Keisha which could be a variant spelling of Keziah meaning “cassia, cinnamon”.

Origin: Hebrew

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Variants:

  • Lakeisha
  • LaKisha
  • LaKeisha
  • Lakeshia