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Casandra is a unique spelling variation of the baby name Cassandra. It comes from ancient Greek mythology about the Trojan War. As of 2021, Casandra is nowhere near as popular as Cassandra, as it is only on the top 13,000 list.

Meaning of the name Casandra:

Spanish: shining man, excelling man
Romanian: shining man, excelling man
Greek: shining man, excelling man

Origin of the name Casandra:

Casandra is the Spanish and Eastern European spelling of Cassandra. Cassandra comes from the Greek baby name Kassandra, which comes from the words “kekasmai” and “aner.” The first individual with this title was a Trojan princess who was the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. According to legend, she had the gift of prophecy given to her by the god Apollo.

Symbolism of the name Casandra:

Casandra has the same meaning as Cassandra. It comes from the Greek words “kekasmai” and “aner.” “Kekasmai” translates to “to excel” or “to shine.” “Aner” means “man.”

Style of the name Casandra:


Gender of the name Casandra:

Casandra is a refined name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Casandra:


Number of syllables in the name Casandra:


Emotion evoked from the name Casandra:

Casandra feels elegant and regal. It is a noble and wholesome baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Casandra:

Nicknames for the name Casandra:

Popularity of the name Casandra:

Casandra was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1965 at rank 883. It stayed on the Social Security Popularity Index until 2004 at number 998. Casandra ranked highest in 1989 at rank 396. As of 2021, this baby name is a top 13,000 option for girls at rank 12,609.

Related names for the name Casandra:

Great middle names for Casandra and their meanings:

  • Cathleen (pure, clear, innocent)
  • Noelle (Christmas day, the Lord's birthday)
  • Paige (helper, assistant)
  • Adeline (noble, nobility)
  • Lucille (light)
  • Eleanor (light-hearted, shining light)
  • Selene (the moon, moon goddess)
  • Maren (star of the sea)

Famous people with the name Casandra:

Casandras in popular culture:

  • Casandra Lenormand (character from “High Seas”)


Casandra is a spelling variation of Cassandra or Kassandra. These latter two options became popular in England in the Middle Ages. There were tales of the Trojan War that circulated among families, including stories about Princess Cassandra.


Casandra is the Spanish and Romanian spelling of Cassandra. The latter option comes from the Greek Kassandra, a play on the words “kekasmai” and “aner.” The first Cassandra was a princess in the Trojan War. She had the hidden gift of prophecy from Apollo. The name spread to the rest of the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, creating several spelling variations like Casandra.

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