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Casey meaning and name origin
Casey \c(a)-sey\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Casey has 6 variant forms: Cace, Cacey, Case, Cayce, Caycey and Kasey.
For more information, see also related names Kacey and Kasi.
Baby names that sound like Casey are Cass and Kasee.
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Popularity of Casey
Casey is a very popular first name for men (#268 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#479 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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