Cassandra

First Name
168k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
205
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Cassandra mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Cassandra

"Cassandra" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "She who entangles men". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
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Ancient Greek Κασσάνδρα (Kassándra).

  1. (Greek mythology) A prophetess who was daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen Hecuba. She captured the eye of Apollo and was granted the ability to see the future; however, she was destined to never be believed.
  2. A female given name.
  3. A person who makes dire predictions, especially those which are not believed but which turn out to be true.

Cassandra was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Cassandra

Cassandra Peterson is an actress, tv hostess, and actor. She was most active from 1970 to present. Cassandra was born on September 17th, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Andra Day is a soul music, rhythm, blues, jazz, disco, and pop music musician. She plays Human voice. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Andra was given the name Cassandra Monique Batie on December 30th, 1984 in Spokane, Washington. Andra is also known as Andra Day.

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Cassie Scerbo is an actress, singer, and dancer. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Cassie was given the name Cassandra Lynn Scerbo on March 30th, 1990 in Long Island, New York, United States. Cassie is also known as Scerbo and Cassandra Lynn.

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Cassandra Clare is a young-adult fiction author. Cassandra was given the name Judith Rumelt on July 27th, 1973.

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Cassandra was given the name Cassandra Jean Whitehead on October 5th, 1985 in Houston.

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Cassandra Cain is a comics character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cassandra

Regina Cassandra is an actor and model. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Regina was born Regina Cassandra in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Jose was born on February 17th, 1964.

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How popular is the baby name Cassandra in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1902 5 5 0
1906 5 5 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 5 5 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 12 12 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 7 7 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 11 11 0
1921 6 6 0
1922 7 7 0
1923 5 5 0
1924 6 6 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 9 9 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 12 12 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 8 8 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 16 16 0
1936 19 19 0
1937 22 22 0
1938 27 27 0
1939 32 32 0
1940 49 49 0
1941 43 43 0
1942 184 184 0
1943 241 241 0
1944 264 264 0
1945 238 238 0
1946 289 289 0
1947 378 378 0
1948 441 441 0
1949 533 533 0
1950 640 640 0
1951 689 689 0
1952 624 624 0
1953 597 597 0
1954 634 634 0
1955 717 717 0
1956 805 805 0
1957 1,003 1,003 0
1958 942 942 0
1959 1,050 1,044 6
1960 1,284 1,279 5
1961 1,456 1,448 8
1962 1,541 1,535 6
1963 1,648 1,648 0
1964 1,596 1,587 9
1965 1,570 1,562 8
1966 1,601 1,595 6
1967 1,650 1,643 7
1968 2,307 2,302 5
1969 2,169 2,162 7
1970 2,610 2,604 6
1971 2,383 2,377 6
1972 2,135 2,127 8
1973 1,816 1,816 0
1974 1,737 1,727 10
1975 1,587 1,587 0
1976 1,356 1,356 0
1977 1,679 1,674 5
1978 1,822 1,812 10
1979 1,958 1,945 13
1980 2,118 2,111 7
1981 2,865 2,854 11
1982 4,681 4,664 17 #62 girl name
1983 4,016 4,005 11 #70 girl name
1984 4,599 4,581 18 #63 girl name
1985 4,739 4,726 13 #62 girl name
1986 5,001 4,988 13 #60 girl name
1987 4,565 4,555 10 #68 girl name
1988 5,751 5,725 26 #59 girl name
1989 6,717 6,696 21 #54 girl name
1990 7,072 7,053 19 #49 girl name
1991 6,417 6,407 10 #54 girl name
1992 6,324 6,310 14 #52 girl name
1993 5,431 5,421 10 #66 girl name
1994 5,067 5,061 6 #66 girl name
1995 4,457 4,451 6 #78 girl name
1996 4,023 4,016 7 #89 girl name
1997 4,102 4,096 6 #81 girl name
1998 3,820 3,814 6 #85 girl name
1999 3,728 3,728 0 #87 girl name
2000 3,305 3,305 0 #101 girl name
2001 2,834 2,834 0
2002 2,736 2,731 5
2003 2,339 2,334 5
2004 1,979 1,973 6
2005 1,871 1,866 5
2006 1,558 1,558 0
2007 1,327 1,327 0
2008 1,184 1,184 0
2009 1,012 1,012 0
2010 979 979 0
2011 779 779 0
2012 742 742 0
2013 662 662 0
2014 600 600 0
2015 614 614 0
2016 544 544 0
2017 496 496 0

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Popularity of Cassandra as a first name

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Popularity of Cassandra as a last name

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Common last names for Cassandra

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • Davis
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Wilson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cassandra U.S.
  White 80.98% 64.26%
  African American 6.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cassandra

People with the last name Cassandra are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cassandra

  • What name lists does Cassandra rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Cassandra? Cassandra is the 428th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cassandra was the 90,113th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cassandra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167,631 babies born with the first name Cassandra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cassandra to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cassandra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cassandra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cassandra is Sunday, January 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Cassandra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cassandra was in 1990 with a total of 7,053 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cassandra!
  • Random Cassandra Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cassandra ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 17 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Cassandra: Your name in reverse order is Ardnassac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rasdascna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cassandra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 205 people with the last name Cassandra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cassandra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cassandra as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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