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What does Cady mean?

Cady Pronunciation of Cady as a girls' name is pronounced KAY-dee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cady is "pure". Variant of Catherine. Also possibly a modern combination of Katy and Cody. Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Also form of Cadence.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, pure (virgin), modern, combination (blend)


VARIANTS Cade, Cadee, Cadey, Cadi, Cadie, Cadye, Caidie, Kade, Kadee, Kadi, Kadie, Kady, Kayde

RELATED FORMS VIA CATHERINE, CODY, KATY Cait, Caitey, Caity, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Carynn, Cass, Cassey, Cassi, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathi, Cathy, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Coady, Codee, Codey, Codi, Codie, Kait, Kaity, Kari, Karyn, Kass, Kassy, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katey, Kathy, Kati, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kodey, Kody



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How popular is Cady?

Cady is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3724 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Cady was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex position of #1139 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cady name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Catherine (#204 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Kate (#285), Cadence (#488), Kari (#1569), Katy (#1790), Codie, Kay, Katya, Kati, Kathy, Katey, Karyn, Kady, Kadie, Cody, Codi, Cathy, Cathi, Cate, Cassy, Cassi, Cassey, Caryn, Carri, Caron, Carin, Cari, Caren and Kaye are the prominent alternative forms of Cady. Other forms, like Cathye, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Cady reached its highest during the years 1950-1959 (USAGE OF 2.04%) and is now much lower (USAGE 0.21%, 90% LESS), with forms such as Caryn becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cady, Cadence, Caren, Cari, Carin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cassey, Cassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cassy, Cate, Catherine, Cathi, Cathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Codi, Codie, Cody, Kadie, Kady in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari, Karyn, Kate, Katey, Kathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cadence, Catherine, Kate outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cady is pronounced similarly to Caddy, Kadia, Kadiya, Kaydi and Kodi. Other recommended sound-alike names are Addy, Ady, Andy, Brady, Cacey, Caci, Cacy, Cai, Cain, Cal, Cala, Caley, Cali, Cally, Calyn, Cam, Cama, Cami, Cammy, Canda, Candi, Candy, Candys, Cara, Carey, Carly, Carmy, Caro, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Carys, Cas, Cascy, Casey, Casi, Casidy, Casy, Chandy, Cindy, Clary, Claudy, Cordy, Cory, Cy, Cyndy, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Hedy, Jady, Jandy, Jody, Judy, Kandy, Lady, Laidy, Maddy, Mady, Mandy, Nady, Randy, Sandy, Tandy, Wandy and Zandy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cady.

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