Cassia has two origins-- it can be a Roman name, feminine form of Cassius. In this case, it likely comes from the Latin cassus meaning "empty; vain."

Cassia is also used as an anglicization of the Biblical Hebrew name Ketziah (also found as Keziah). In the bible, Keziah was a daughter of Job. Keziah comes from Qetz'ia, which literally means "peel of the plant" and and refers to Cinnamomum iners , a tree of the laurel family from which we get the cinnamon spice.
See Also: Kassia, Kasia

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