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Quick Facts on Cassie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Greek, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
Shining upon men (or Curly haired)

Characteristics of Cassie

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cassie

Cassie is the short form of Cassandra. Cassandra is a name which originated from ancient Greek mythology. The name probably comes from the Greek words “kekasmai” and “aner” which together mean “shining upon men”. The name’s etymology is also associated with “she who fills men with love”. In the Greek legend, Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the mortal daughter of King Priam, ruler of ancient city-state of Troy (circa 1300 B.C.). The Greek god of poetry and prophesy, Apollo, was so enchanted by the lovely Cassandra that he gave her the power to foretell the future. But when she had the audacity to rebuff Apollo’s advances, he cursed her by declaring that no one would believe her prophesies. As the Trojan War proceeded, the Greeks hid inside a wooden horse in order to slip inside the walls of Troy undetected. Foreseeing their eminent demise, Cassandra pleads with her fellow Trojans not to wheel the horse inside the gates of Troy – but of course they don’t believe her. As we all know, despite Cassandra’s desperate efforts, Troy is sacked by the Greeks. In the later Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles, Cassandra is depicted as a madwoman, helpless and tormented in the grip of her prophetic powers which everyone ignores. The play “Agamemnon” by Aeschylus written in the 5th century B.C. tells the story of Agamemnon, King of Argos, and his homecoming after the Trojan War. Agamemnon takes Cassandra as a war-prize back with him to Greece. His angry wife Clytemnestra has been lying in wait to kill Agamemnon and also decides to murder the innocent Cassandra. Possessed by Apollo’s prophesies, Cassandra sees all too clearly her pending fate. She has no choice but to walk squarely into her own death, which she does so bravely. Cassandra is used as a metaphor for situations in which valid warnings are disbelieved or ignored. The name Cassandra was used occasionally in the Middle Ages, although lacking any Christian significance, it was considered exotic and rare. Besides Cassandra, Cassie is also a short form of Cassidy, from the Gaelic Caiside, an ancient Irish nickname for someone with “curly hair”.

Popularity of the Name Cassie

Oddly enough, the casual Cassie predates both Cassandra and Cassidy on the U.S. charts. Cassie has been in use since 1880 which is as far back as we have available data. At the turn of the 20th century, back in the early 1900s, Cassie was a name used with respectable moderation. Between the 1940s and 1960s, the name floundered at or near the bottom of the charts before experiencing an impressive revival in the 1980s. In fact, Cassie almost eked out a spot on America’s Top 100 list when she got as high as position #137 in 1982. Unfortunately, this name quickly fell from fashion starting in the early 2000s before dropping off the Top 1000 list in 2010. Today Cassie is used with such rare frequency that she no longer appears on the charts. Cassidy and Cassandra are still used with some frequency, so suffice it to say that at least the casual and cute Cassie maintains her circulation as a nickname.
Popularity of the Girl Name Cassie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cassie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Cassie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cassie

    Cassie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cassie.

  • Popular Songs on Cassie

    Popular Songs on Cassie

    Cassie - a song by Flyleaf

    Cassie - a song by Porter Wagoner

    Cassie Eats Cockroaches - a song by Acid Bath

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cassie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cassie

    Cassie and The Wild Cat: Meet and Greet (Pat Hatt) - Cassie found she had a wonderful life, until this spotted wild cat entered and caused her strife. She was not about to give up without a fight and would be rid of him by night. Follow Cassie as she tries to rid herself of the Wild Cat and sweep him under the mat. From the freezer to the loo, will she chase the Wild Cat from view? Kindle. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Cassie Binegar (Patricia MacLachlan) - After her grandfather's death, Cassie longs for an orderliness to life -' a pattern -' that doesn't exist among her raucous, loving family. But during an eventful summer by the sea, she begins to learn that some things do not stay the same forever. Colorful characters and Cassie's continuing and believable growth in understanding herself and others make this novel so distinctive. Recommended for ages 8-11.

    Cassie the Concert Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Superstar Fairies take center stage for a brand-new, magical fairy adventure! Rachel and Kirsty are thrilled when their fairy friends whisk them away to the Fairyland Music Festival! But the festival is one big mess, because Jack Frost has stolen the Superstar Fairies' magic music notes. He's determined to be the biggest superstar in the world… and the girls are determined to stop him! Cassie the Concert Fairy is in charge of concerts everywhere! It's a big job, and it's going all wrong without her magic music note. If Rachel and Kirsty can't help track it down, concerts everywhere will be ruined! Find the missing music note in each book and help save the superstar magic! Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Cassie's Word Quilt (Faith Ringgold) - In this 32-page lap book we join Cassie, the main character from the picture book Tar Beach. As she takes us on a tour of her home, neighborhood, and school, dozens of new words are introduced with simple labels throughout. Young readers will love the simple story line and all the new words they’ll encounter. They’ll relish the beautifully designed spreads, each with its own quilt motif. The bright, boldly colored pages will attract even the youngest lookers, and the words will teach pre-reading skills to slightly older children. The size makes it perfect for story hours, and the price makes it perfect for every home. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D. Taylor) - The story of one African American family fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s. First published in 1976, this book won the Newbery Medal in 1977. Cassie Logan, one of the Logan family children, is the novel’s narrator and protagonist. Cassie is 9 years old. She has a fiery temper, brave, and also is naive concerning the facts of racism. Cassie is the only girl out of the four children but she can be just like the boys at times. She is very brave and strong. Recommended for ages 11-14.

  • Famous People Named Cassie

    Famous People Named Cassie

    Famous People Named Cassie - Cassandra "Cassie" Ventura (musician); Cassandra "Cassie" Scerbo (actress); Cassandra "Cassie" Steele (Canadian actress/singer); Cassie Edwards (author); Cassie Campbell (Canadian ice hockey Olympian)

  • Children of Famous People Named Cassie

    Children of Famous People Named Cassie

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Cassie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Cassie.

  • Historic Figures

    Cassie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Cassie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cassie.

Personality of the Girl Name Cassie

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Cassie

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