Cassondra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cassondra
Origin of the name Cassandra:
Derived from the Greek Kassandra, the mythological daughter of Priam and Hecuba who had the power of prophesy. Var: Casaundra, Kasandra, Kassandra, Kasaundra. Short: Cass, Kass, Sandra, Saundra. Pet: Cassi, Cassie, Cassy, Kassi, Kassie, Sandi, Sandie, Sandy.
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I love this name because it is different and doesn't sound as whiney as Cassandra. Also it is very elegant and beautiful sounding.
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Most people just assume it is Cassandra, so I have to correct people all the time.
My name is Cassondra and I go by Cassie. My mom claims she named me this because it was "different" which is more her style, but she then proceeded to name my brother a normal name. No one ever spells or pronounces it correctly. Also, when I was younger our teacher was saying all of our names in Pig Latin and said mine without thinking... pretty embarrassing.
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(Greek)(kuh SAWN druh)
Meaning: The protecter of women, children, and men
History: From the Greek Κασσανδρα (Kassandra), which possibly meant "shining upon man", derived from κεκασμαι (kekasmai) "to shine" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek myth Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she refused to marry him, he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies. She predicted the defeat of the trojan war, and begged the people of troy not to make war with Grece. She was only beleived by the Women and children, who drank poison right before the greek warriors came to slaughter and make slaves of them. The men who stayed to fight were massacred, and tortured. They should have all lisened to Cassondra.
In the Middle Ages this name was common in England due to the popularity of medieval tales about the Trojan War. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.
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