Name: Casey

Origin and Meaning of the Name Casey

  • Meaning:
    From Cayce
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Descendant of Cathasach
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pet form of Cassandra
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (KAY see)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Casey)
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Miscellaneous Info for Casey

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Casey was first used as an honorary nickname for American folk hero Jonathan 'Casey' Jones. He acquired his nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, in Kentucky. Casey is also a last name, an anglicised form of the Irish Gaelic surname ” Cathasaigh. This means 'descendant of Cathasach', a name which itself means 'vigilant' or 'noisy'. As both surnames and Irish names are currently 'in' it's no surprise that Casey is popular in the US, but after a popularity peak in the mid-80s it was ranked 308th most popular name for boys in 2006.

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Popularity Rank of Casey (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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