Casey: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Casey

Casey

Pronunciation: KAY-see (key)

Origin of the name Casey:

Transferred use of the Irish surname, which is from the Gaelic O'Cathasaigh (descendant of Cathasach), a derivative of cathasach (watchful, vigilant).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Case, Kasey

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This is my son's name, born 1980. He disliked his name when he was younger because it can be a girl's name also. Please consider this before naming your son this. His nickname is Case.
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Suck it up. My name is Casey, I'm a proud of the name. I was teased by bullies about a number of things, last of which was being a boy with the name Casey. These experiences develop character. Not liking ones name says a lot more about the ebenvironment and mental conditioning (lack of self-confidence/self-esteem) of the child. I would focus on that not changing their name or coming up with a nickname.
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Famous real-life people named Casey: | Edit

"Casey" Jones, American railroad engineer immortalized in a popular folk ballad
Casey Stengel, American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.
Casey Kasem, American radio personality.
Casey James, American Idol Season 9 Finalist
Casey Affleck, American actor
Casey Daigle, Major League Baseball pitcher.
Casey Nicholaw, American Tony award-winning theatre director and choreographer.

Casey in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Casey at the Bat," baseball poem written by Ernest Thayer
Casey Jones, two different songs (American folksong and a Grateful Dead song)
Casey Grimm is one of the main characters of the webcomic Casey & Andy. He is a suburban mad scientist who occasionally tries to take over the world.

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