What does Casey mean?
Casey [casey]▼ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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 possibly a short form of Casimir. Made famous by the song about the engineer of the Cannonball Express train, Casey Jones. Baseball personality Casy Stengel; radio disc jockey Casey Kasem; actor Casey Affleck. Also form of Kacey.
SEE ALSO Kasi.CREATIVE FORMS
(male) Cadsey, Cosey, ..
(female) Cais, Caste, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Casey Hezekiah (C.H.), ..
How popular is Casey?
Casey is a very popular first name for men (#268 out of 1220, Top 22%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#463 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
Casey reached its top rank of #86 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #551. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Casey (#551 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Case (#540), Casimir, Casmir, Kacey and Kasey (#1581). Usage of these forms of Casey was well-received 3 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and is now much less (ADOPTION 0.1%, 73.8% LESS). Casey is more widely used than the rest, although Case appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Casimir have become less contemporary.
Casey▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cassio, Kacy, Kasee and Kasie. Other suggested similar names are Baley, Cabe, Cadbey (see Cadby), Cadby, Cade, Cadel, Caden, Cael, Caeo, Cailey, Caily, Caje, Cale, Caleb▲, Caley, Camry, Canbey (see Canby), Canby, Capel, Carel, Carew, Carey▼, Carley, Carly, Carney, Carny, Carrey, Carsen, Cary▼, Casar, Cash▲, Cason▲, Casper▼, Cass, Cassedy, Caster, Chaney, Chase▲, Chasen, Claney, Clarey, Cobey, Codey▼, Coley, Coney, Corey▼, Covey, Coxey, Dacey, Dahey, Daley, Darsey, Davey, Garey, Haley, Halsey, Hastey, Jacey, Jamey▼, Jamsey, Kaley, Lacey, Macey, Massey, Maxey, Paley, Ramey, Ramsey and Tavey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Casey.See names in meaning and etymology.