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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cas`si*o*pe"ia
A constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated between Cepheus and Perseus; -- so called in honor of the wife of Cepheus, a fabulous king of Ethiopia.

Etymology: NL., fr. Gr. �

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  1. A W-shaped constellation in the northern hemisphere near Polaris
  2. (Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda

From Latin Cassiopēia, from Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiópeia) or Κασσιόπη.

  1. (Greek mythology) Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
  2. (astronomy) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.

Cassiopeia was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

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Fun Facts about the name Cassiopeia

  • How Popular is the name Cassiopeia? Cassiopeia is the 22,536th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cassiopeia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 282 babies born with the first name Cassiopeia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cassiopeia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cassiopeia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Cassiopeia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cassiopeia is Tuesday, July 8th, 1969.
  • What year had the most people named Cassiopeia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cassiopeia was in 1984 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cassiopeia: Your name in reverse order is Aiepoissac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eaapcisosi. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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