What does Casey mean?
Casey /ca-sey/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Casey) is pronounced KAY-see. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Casey is "alert, watchful".
From the male Gaelic name Cathasaigh. Also variant of Cassie and diminutive of Acacia. Made famous by the popular song about the heroism of Luther Casey Jones, a US engine driver who died to save the lives of his passengers. His nickname was derived from his home town, spelled Cayce.
Casey▼ has 57 variants: Cacey, Caci, Cacia, Cacie, Cacy, Caisee, Caisey, Caisi, Caisie, Cascy, Casee, Casen, Casi, Casie, Cass, Casse, Cassee, Cassey, Cassye, Casy, Cayce, Caycee, Caycey, Cayci, Caycie, Cayse, Caysee, Caysey, Caysi, Caysie, Cazzi, Kace, Kacee, Kacey▼, Kaci▼, Kacie▼, Kacy, Kacye, Kacyee, Kaissie, Kasci, Kasee, Kasey▼, Kasi, Kasie, Kayce, Kaycee, Kaycey, Kayci, Kaycie, Kayse, Kaysee, Kaysey, Kaysi, Kaysie, Kaysy and Kaysyee.more]
How popular is Casey?
Casey is a very prominent first name for females (#461 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#463 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Casey for girls. Casey entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #99 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #792 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Casey (#792 last year) are Kelsey (#324 last year), Cassandra (#516), Kasie, Kaycee, Kasey, Kassie, Kacie, Casie, Cassie, Kacey, Kaci and Kacy. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in the year 1991 (usage of 0.4669%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1052%, 77.5% less), with forms such as Casey, Kasey, Cassie, Kaci and Kacey becoming somewhat dated. Kelsey (#324) and Cassandra (#516) are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Casey and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Casey▼ is pronounced similarly to Cazzy and Kascey. Other suggested similar baby names are Cadey, Caley, Carey▼, Cas, Catey, Chassey, Chassy, Cissey and Cissy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Casey.