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Casey (boy)

What does Casey mean?

Casey Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, famous


VARIANTS Cace, Cacey, Case, Cayce, Caycey, Kasey



FEMININE FORMS Cass, Kacie, Kasey, Kelsey

(male) Cosey, ..

(female) Cais, ..

Casey Meir (C.M.), ..

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 #583. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Casey (#583 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Case (#506), Casimir, Casmir, Kacey and Kasey (#1985). Usage of these forms of Casey was well-received 3 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and is now much less (ADOPTION 0.1%, 73.4% 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Casey, Case, Casimir, Casmir, Kacey, Kasey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Casey is alike in pronunciation to Cassio, Kacy, Kasee and Kasie. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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