Cassian

Cassian is a shortened form of Roman family name Cassianus, a derivative of Cassius, another Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it may be related to Latin cassus meaning “empty, vain” derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱes- (to cut). The name is either pronounced kash-an or kass-ee-an. Cassian is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Cash, Cass Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kassian (English)…

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,…