Cassidy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cassidy

Cassidy

Pronunciation: KA-si-dee (key)

Origin of the name Cassidy:

Transferred use of the surname that is derived from the Irish surname O'Caiside which is of uncertain meaning. One historian believes it is derived from the Gaelic elements cas (a twisted lock of hair; ingenious, clever, sly) and the personal suffix -idhe: hence, "clever one, one with the twisted locks." Or from the Gaelic elements cais (love, esteem) and the plenary suffix -de: hence, "full of love and esteem." Short: Cass. Pet: Cassi, Cassie, Cassy.

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According to the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, the name Cassidy is 'cool', while the name Cassandra is 'cooler', and the name Casey is 'uncool'.

Personal experiences with the name Cassidy: | Edit

My cousin's name. Suits her well.

Nicknames for Cassidy: | Edit

Cass, Cassie, Sid, Cass-Cass Chater

Meanings and history of the name Cassidy: | Edit

Cassidy is Irish and means "clever."

Famous real-life people named Cassidy: | Edit

Eva Cassidy, singer
David Cassidy
Butch Cassidy

Cassidy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cassidy Bridges, daughter of Don Johnson's character "Nash Bridges", on the TV series of the same name.

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