Cassandra \c(a)-ssand-ra, cass(an)-dra\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-SAN-dra, ka-SAHN-dra. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cassandra is "man's defender, warrior". Perhaps a version of Alexander, which originally was a feminine name, a byname for Hera, queen of the Olympian gods. Literary: Homer's "Iliad", Cassandra was a Trojan princess blessed with the gift of prophecy. She foretold the fall of Troy but was unheeded. The name was occasionally used from the Middle Ages until the 18th century.
Cassandra has 48 variant forms: Cas, Casandera, Casandra, Casandri, Casaundr, Casaundra, Casey, Casie, Casondra, Casoundra, Cass, Cassandre, Cassandrea, Cassandry, Cassanndra, Cassaundra, Cassi, Cassie, Cassondra, Cassondria, Cassundra, Cassy, Kasandera, Kasandra, Kasandria, Kasaundra, Kasey, Kasondra, Kasoundra, Kassandra, Kassandre, Kassaundra, Kassi, Kassie, Kassondra, Kassy, Krisandra, Sande, Sandee, Sandera, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra, Sandy, Saundra, Sohndra, Sondra and Zandra.