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Cassandra

Cassandra Meaning and Origin

The name Cassandra is a girl’s name meaning “prophetess” and is of Greek origin. The name Cassandra has its roots in Greek mythology. In Greek, the name is spelled Kassándra. Cassandra was a figure from ancient Greek literature and mythology, known for her prophetic abilities. According to legend, she was blessed with the gift of prophecy by the god Apollo, but when she rejected his romantic advances, he cursed her. Although Cassandra could see the future, no one would believe her prophecies, leading to her tragic fate. Cassandra has been a popular name in various cultures throughout history. In ancient Greece, it gained recognition due to the mythological figure. In more recent times, Cassandra has been used as a given name in Western cultures. In terms of popularity, Cassandra experienced a peak in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. It was ranked among the top 100 names for girls during that period. However, its popularity has declined in recent years.

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