Casey Name Meaning & Origin

Casey

Pronunciation: KAY-see (key)

Origin of the name Casey:

Variant of Cassie, which is a pet form of Cassandra.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Case, Kacey, Kacie, Kasey, Kaycee, Casie

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Comments and insights on the name Casey: | Edit

According to the baby name book "Cool Names," by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, the name Casey is apparently "uncool" compared to the name Cassidy, which is considered "cool," and the name Cassandra is supposedly even "cooler."

Personal experiences with the name Casey: | Edit

My name is Casey and I love my name. It is rarely heard, yet well known. I never liked being call Cassie. It drove me crazy but I wouldn't swap my name for anything. I am lucky in that way. :)

Casey has always sounded to me like a little sister's name: cute and sweet. When I used to write short stories, my main character's little sister was always named Casey. Then I met my best friend when I was 19 and she was 16... her name was Casey (and, yes, she's cute and *usually* sweet).

My name is Casey but spelled "Kacee," and I love my name! Never got teased for it, only for the unique way it is spelled, but most people find it interesting! I love it!

Nicknames for Casey: | Edit

Case, Cassan, Cassie, Casers, Caseroo, Rooskies, Cay Cay, Caseter, Cici

My best friend is named Casey, but I've never called her anything but "Babydoll Case-Case."

Case-anova (Casanova)

Meanings and history of the name Casey: | Edit

Sometimes taken from the Irish surname Casey.

Famous real-life people named Casey: | Edit

Casey Kristofferson, daughter of Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
Chef Casey Thompson (from "Top Chef")
Attorney Casey Jordan
The infamous Casey Anthony

Casey in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Casey Jones," American folk hero and ballad
"Casey at the Bat," poem
"Casey Jones," Grateful Dead song
Casey Novak, Assistant District Attorney in Law & Order: SVU
Casey Carlyle, main character of Ice Princess

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