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From the Latin form (Cassius) of the ancient Greek name Kassios(m), Kassia(f). Kassios was one of the many epithets of Zeus. Kassia was a byzantine poet.
-- Damis  3/4/2005
Cassia is also pronounced CAS-ee-uh.
-- Aqua  10/2/2005
This is my name and I have always pronounced it as KA-S-EE-AH.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
I have seen it pronounced CA-sy-a.
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2006
I think I prefer CASS-ee-uh.
-- Jasmine  3/24/2007
This is my mother's name and I find it very cute and a bit exotic.
-- TheCocaineDiaries  6/7/2008
I love this name but I highly prefer the pronunciation ca-sha to ca-see-a.
-- pandasayscynical  7/7/2008
Cassia (kassee-ah) can also be used to signify literally "Cassia", or the Cassia tree, from which cinnamon bark is obtained. It can thus be considered a plant or spice name. In this sense it is a direct translation of the Hebrew name Ketzia (which appears in the Bible as Keziah, one of Job's daughters).
-- Jonquil  10/30/2008
It is pronounced ca-si-a, short 'a's and the 's' is pronounced 's' not 'sh'.
-- cassia price  12/31/2008
This is one of my all-time favorite names. I really like the name Cassie, but to me, it does not seem formal enough for a full name, since it is usually a nickname. I'm not wild about Cassandra. So I love Cassia, because it features the name Cassi within it (and can still be used as a nickname) but on its own, it sounds simply beautiful.
-- bunnyfunny  2/8/2009
I first heard this name was when I was about ten or eleven, and my class at school were doing a project on the European Union. A Polish interpreter called Kasia came to talk about the EU, and tried (in vain) to teach us some basic Polish expressions (the only one of which I can remember is czeϾ, which means hello). Since then, I've always thought that Kasia is a cool and very beautiful name. Now I prefer this Cassia spelling, because it makes me think of cinnamon, and it's one letter away from _Cassis_, an awesome song by the GazettE.
-- shotgun_wedding  3/19/2010
Cassia is a very, very pretty and elegant name, when pronounced KAH-sha. When pronounced KASS-ya, it loses a lot of its elegance and sounds like the pretentious Alicia.
It also reminds me of the spice Cassia, which is similar to cinnamon.
-- DaphneSusan  11/2/2010
This is my name and I pronounce it Cass-ee-uh. I am glad this is my name, but I think it's funny that there are many people who can't pronounce it.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2012
I've heard this pronounced Cass-ee-ah and Cah-sigh-ya.

The young adult series "Matched" has a main character named Cassia.
-- wbbuff  4/10/2015

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