Kassandra

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

Nordic spelling of the Greek name Κασσανδρα (Kassandra) of unknown meaning. Theories include:

1) 'Shining upon man', combination of Greek κεκασμαι (kekasmai) = 'to shine' and Greek ανηρ (aner), genitive ανδρος (andros) = 'man' [1]

2) 'Entangler of men', combination of Greek kassuō = 'I concoct a plot' and anēr, genitive andros = 'man' [2]

3) Combination of Greek *kad- = 'to outstand' and Greek anér, andrós = 'man' [3] [4]

4) Greek name meaning 'catcher of men' [5]

5) Greek name meaning 'heroic one' [5]

6) Greek name deriving from the Greek place name Kassandreía on the island of Chalkidike, the place name deriving from Greek kainymai = 'to distinguish oneself, to excel oneself [5]

7) Combination of an unknown first element and Greek ανηρ (aner), genitive ανδρος (andros) = 'man' [6] [7]

Related Names

Casandra
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Kasandra
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Cassandra
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Kassandra
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See also Sandra
For male forms see Kassander

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Kassandruson Faroe Islands
Kassöndruson Iceland

Female

Kassandrudóttir Faroe Islands
Kassöndrudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Kassandra
Genitive: Kassandras
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Kassandra
Accusative: Kassandru
Dative: Kassandru
Genitive: Kassandru
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Kassandra
Genitive: Kassandran
Partitive: Kassandraa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Kassandra
Accusative: Kassöndru
Dative: Kassöndru
Genitive: Kassöndru
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Kassandra
Genitive: Kassandras
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Kassandra
Genitive: Kassandras

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Greek Legend

In a Greek legend, Kassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priamos and Hecuba, blessed with the gift of prophecy but cursed with the fate that nobody would ever believe her. She was brought back to Greece as a captive concubine by Agamemnon, but met her death at the hands of his jealous wife Clytemnestra. [2] [10] [11]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
83 132 0 0
Denmark Denmark[13]
71 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
62 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
1 1 0 0
Finland Finland[16]
n.a. 37 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Kassandra.

Sources: [12] [13] [14] [16]

References

  1. Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Digitalarkivet at arkivverket.no, http://www.arkivverket.no
  9. Danish Family Search, https://www.danishfamilysearch.dk
  10. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  11. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi