What does Cady mean?
Cady [cady] as a girls' name is pronounced KAY-dee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cady is "pure". Variant of Catherine. Also possibly a modern combination of Katy and Cody. Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Affiliated girl name: Cadence.
55 more related forms via Catherine, Cody, Katy: Cait, Caitey, Caity, Caren, Cari▼, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn▼, Carynn, Cass, Cassey, Cassi, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathi, Cathy▼, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Coady, Codee, Codey, Codi, Codie, Kait, Kaity, Kari▼, Karyn▼, Kass, Kassy, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katey, Kathy▼, Kati, Katy▼, Katya, Kay▼, Kaye▼, Kodey and Kody.Creative forms:
(female) Cedy, Clady, ..
(male) Caco, Cader, .. Middle name pairings:
Cady Nora (C.N.), ..
How popular is Cady?
Cady is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3724 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Cady was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex position of #1139 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Catherine (#179 in recent rankings), Kate (#222), Cadence (#341), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Kari (#1817), Cody, Kady, Kadie, Katey, Kay, Kaye, Katya, Kati, Codie, Karyn, Cathy, Carin, Caron, Cari, Caren, Carri, Caryn, Cate, Cathi, Cassy, Cassi, Cassey and Codi are the prominent alternative forms of Cady. Other forms, like Cathye, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Cady reached its highest during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 2.16%) and is now much lower (usage 0.28%, 87% less), with forms such as Kay becoming somewhat dated.
Cady is pronounced similarly to Caddy, Kadia, Kadiya, Kaydi and Kodi. Other recommended names are Addy, Ady, Andy, Brady, Cacey, Caci, Cacy, Cai, Cain, Cal, Cala, Caley, Cali▲, Cally, Calyn, Cam, Cama, Cami, Cammy, Canda, Candi, Candy▼, Candys, Cara▼, Carey▼, Carly▼, Carmy, Caro, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Carys, Cas, Cascy, Casey▼, Casi, Casidy, Casy, Chandy, Cindy▼, Clary, Claudy, Cordy, Cory, Cy, Cyndy, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Hedy, Jady, Jandy, Jody▼, Judy▼, Kandy, Lady, Laidy, Maddy, Mady, Mandy▼, Nady, Randy, Sandy▼, Tandy, Wandy and Zandy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cady.See names in meaning and etymology.