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Casey /ca-sey/ 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.

Related girl names: Kelsey and Cassandra.

Casey has 11 more relations via Acacia, Cassie: Casha, Casia, Cassi, Cassie, Cassy, Caysha, Kasse, Kassey, Kassi, Kassy and Kasy.

Casey has 3 masculine forms: Kacey, Kasey and Kasi.

Kreatif forms: Cazi, Cysey. [more]

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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 history 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 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Casey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Casey outside U.S.

Popular variation forms of Casey (#792 from recent data) are Kelsey (#324 from recent data), Cassandra (#516), Kasey, Kaycee, Kacy, Kasie, Kaci, Casie, Cassie, Kacey and Kacie. Adoption of these relations of Casey reached its apex 23 (average #513) and is somewhat less today (#886, 76.6% less), with forms such as Kacey becoming somewhat dated. Kelsey and Cassandra are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Casey, Casie, Cassandra, Cassie, Kacey in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaci, Kacie, Kacy, Kasey, Kasie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaycee, Kelsey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Casey, Cassandra, Kasey, Kelsey outside U.S.

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Casey is pronounced similarly to Cassia, Cazzy, Kascey, Kasya and Kessy. Other suggested similar baby names are Caddy, Cadey, Cady, Cailey, Caity, Calee, Caley, Calley, Cameo, Cammy, Candy, Caree, Carel, Carely, Caren, Carey, Carley, Carly, Carmy, Carrey, Carry, Cas, Casidy, Cason, Cate, Catee, Catey, Cathy, Caye, Cayley, Chaney, Chassey, Chassy, Chasty, Cissey, Cissy, Clarey, Cloey, Codey, Coley, Corey, Dacey, Daisey, Daney, Darsey, Haley, Jacey, Jamey, Janey, Josey, Kaley, Katey, Laisey, Laney, Macey, Maisey, Marsey, Mazey, Nansey, Pansey, Posey, Raley, Ramsey, Rosey, Samey, Stasey, Tacey, Taney, Tansey and Tashey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Casey.