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.
(male) Cadsey, Cosey, ..
(female) Cais, .. 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 from current records), 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.