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QUICK FACTS ON Cassandra

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Popularity: 67
  • Simple Meaning: Shining upon men

CHARACTERISTICS OF Cassandra

Manager
Business leader
Problem-solver
Successful
Self-confident

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PERSONALITY OF THE PERSON NAMED Cassandra

As a Cassandra, you are a born manager and business leader. Financial success and material abundance is important to you, and you definitely have the skills and abilities to achieve them! Your abilities in organizing and directing the work of a team are a cut above the rest, and you are always able to focus the efforts of the team towards achieving the desired goal. You expect the best in yourself, and you are able to bring out the best in others. You seem to always be able to see the big picture, and this special gift gives you exceptional problem-solving ability. In general, you get along well with people, and are able to express yourself clearly and with good humor. (Just be careful about being a little bit too critical of others who don’t possess all your exceptional skills!) You are energetic and hard-driving and justifiably self-confident. Your positive and optimistic outlook is evident in everything you do.

As someone who is motivated towards financial success, you appreciate the finest that life has to offer—whether in in food, home furnishings, clothing, or your car, and with the success that you are destined to achieve, you will be able to afford them.

HISTORICAL ORIGIN – Cassandra

The name Cassandra comes to us from Greek mythology, and is believed to come from the Greek words “kekasmai”, meaning “to shine”, an “aner”, meaning “man”, together meaning “shining upon men.” In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a Trojan princess who was a love interest of Apollo. Apollo gave her the gift of prophecy, but when she didn’t return his affection, he cursed her so that no one would believe her prophecies. When Cassandra warned about the Trojan Horse, no one believed her warning, eventually leading to the destruction of Troy by the Greeks.

POPULARITY OF THE NAME Cassandra

The name Cassandra became popular in England in the Middle Ages along with the popularity of tales of the Trojan War. In the United States, Cassandra came to popular usage in 1942. It gained in popularity over the next forty years and became a Top 100 name in 1982, where it stayed for almost 20 years. Cassandra achieved its peak popularity in the early 1990s and even cracked the Top 50 in 1990, but stayed there only for that one year.

FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED Cassandra

Cassandra Austen was an amateur English painter of watercolors and novelist Jane Austen’s older sister. In the film “Becoming Jane”, Cassandra was portrayed by Anna Maxwell Martin. Other notable Cassandras include jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, the actress better known as “Elvira”, Cassandra Peterson, actress Cassandra Samantha Steele, model Cassandra Lynn, and writers Cassandra Cossitt, Cassandra King, and Cassandra Pybus. Actor Charlie Sheen liked the name Cassandra so much that he gave it to his daughter.

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