Cassia Name Meaning & Origin

Cassia

Pronunciation: KA-shə, KA-see-ə (key)

Origin of the name Cassia:

Adopted from the cassia spice, a variety of cinnamon. The word is derived from the Greek kasia (a kind of cinnamon).

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Cass, Cassie, Keziah

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There is a variation on the spelling; Cassiah

Cassia can be used as a nickname for Cassidy or Cassandra.

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My middle name is Cassidy and I've always wanted my name to be Cassia! It's gorgeous!

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Sia

Meanings and history of the name Cassia: | Edit

Cassia (cinnamon) is an herb. They have been known in Europe as a spice since the Middle Ages, being then probably used in preparing a spiced wine called Hippocras. Now they are employed in confectionery and in making Pot-Pourri.

Famous real-life people named Cassia: | Edit

Cássia Eller, Brazilian musician
Cassia, a 9th century Byzantine abbess and poet

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Cassia Reyes is the protagonist in the "Matched" trilogy by Ally Condie
Cassia was the female protagonist's mother in the 2014 movie Pompeii, which I presume was a Hollywood nod to the prophetic Cassandra.

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