Cassia Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Cassia:
Adopted from the cassia spice, a variety of cinnamon. The word is derived from the Greek kasia (a kind of cinnamon).
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Cassia (cinnamon) is an herb. They have been known in Europe as a spice since the Middle Ages, being then probably used in preparing a spiced wine called Hippocras. Now they are employed in confectionery and in making Pot-Pourri.
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Cássia Eller, Brazilian musician
Cassia, a 9th century Byzantine abbess and poet
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Cassia Reyes is the protagonist in the "Matched" trilogy by Ally Condie
Cassia was the female protagonist's mother in the 2014 movie Pompeii, which I presume was a Hollywood nod to the prophetic Cassandra.