Cassidy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cassidy
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Cassidy: | Edit
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'.
I like it; however I still think of it as a surname because I knew some kids in school with the last name of Cassidy.
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My cousin's name. Suits her well.
My daughter's name is Cassidy. We did name her after my mother's surname of Irish decent.
There is a little girl at our church with that name, however she spells it Cassidi. It's a sweet name. I like it.
My daughter's name is Cassidy; its a name I have adored since I had a classmate with the name in the early 80's. I am so happy we chose it, it is unique & cute, like our baby. For a nickname we say "Cass" but discourage "Cassie," just our preference. I also love the meaning "curly-haired & clever" because it happens to describe her very well.
- Nicknames for Cassidy: | Edit
Cass, Cassie, Sid, Dee-Dee, Casserole, Chickadee, Cassafras
- Meanings and history of the name Cassidy: | Edit
Cassidy is Irish and means "clever."
- Famous real-life people named Cassidy: | Edit
Cassidy Gifford - actress known for God's Not Dead (2014)
Cassidy Freeman - actress known for Smallville (2001)
Cassidy Wolf - model
- Cassidy in song, story & screen: | Edit
Cassidy Bridges, daughter of Don Johnson's character "Nash Bridges", on the TV series of the same name.
Cassidy Sloane, a main character in Heather Vogel Frederick's book series "the Mother-Daughter Book Club"