Cassady Name Meaning & Origin
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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Because of Neal Cassady, a prominent member of both the beatnik and hippie communities in the 1950s and 1960s, many flower children bear this spelling of the name Cassady.
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I named the lead character in my story, Cassady because it's a very unusual but elegant & youthful name.
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Cassie, Cass, Sadie, Addy, Ade, Cassa
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Neil Cassady was an influential beatnik and hippie: he was the inspiration for the character of Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," the bus driver for the Merry Pranksters in the book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," and was immortalized in the Grateful Dead song "Cowboy Neal" (the inspiration for the Grateful Dead song "Cassidy" was a different person).