Casey Name Meaning & Origin
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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I like Casey a lot better as a boy's name than as a girl's name. I've always thought Casey as a girl's name was really white-trashy, but as a boy's name quite smart and cute. It's strange how much different my mental images are: A woman Casey in my mind is grossly over weight living in a trailer with a bunch of children she had in her teens each by a different father who swears at strangers, but a man Casey is a well groomed and pleasant young man who holds the door open for strangers.
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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.
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 environment 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.
I love my name, personally. I've been Casey and I've only met one other girl whose name was Casey, but lots of boys.
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"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 Abrams, singer of American Idol
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"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.