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Meaning of the Name Cassandra
What is the meaning of the name Cassandra?
The name Cassandra is primarily a female name of Greek origin that means To Excel Over Men.
Shakespeare character in Troilus and Cressida. Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned his advances he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies.
In England, Cassandra was common in England and became rare until the 20th century. It is used not only in English speaking countries, but in France and Sweden as well. Cassandra is also a surname.
Famous bearers: "Cassandra" song by ABBA. Cassandra, novel by Christa Wolf.
Different Spellings of the name Cassandra:
Casandra, Cassondra, Casondra, Xsandra
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Songs about Cassandra
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Cassandra - Theatre of Tragedy
Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta
Cassandra on the Dance Floor - Lucky Shoe
Taking Cassandra to the End of the World Party - Fear Before the March of Flames