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Casey

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185k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
67k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Casey

"Casey" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Vigilant in War". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Wiktionary

Anglicisation of an Irish surname Ó Cathasaigh (“descendant of (a person named) Watchful”).

  • Also the nickname of an American folk hero "Casey" Jones, from his home town Cayce in Kentucky.
  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Casey

He has had major accomplishments since 1988. Casey was given the name Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt on August 12th, 1975 in Boston.

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Casey Neistat is a film director, film producer, vlogger, video blog, and film producerandvlogger. Casey was given the name Casey Owen Neistat on March 25th, 1981 in Gales Ferry, Connecticut.

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Casey Kasem was a disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, actor, and voice acting. He was most active from 1954 to 2009. Casey was given the name Kemal Amen Kasem on April 27th, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He breathed his last breath on June 15th, 2014.

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Casey was born on March 17th, 1990 in Baltimore.

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Casey Wilson is an actress, comedian, and writer. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Casey was given the name Cathryn Rose Wilson on October 24th, 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. Casey is also known as Casey Rose Wilson.

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Casey Johnson was a socialite and occasional actress. Casey was given the name Sale Trotter Case Johnson by her parent Woody Johnson on September 24th, 1979 in Florida, United States. Casey is also known as Johnson and Sale Trotter Case. She passed away on January 4th, 2010.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Casey

Neil Casey is an actor, comedian, television writer, theatre director, and playwright. His ongoing career started in 2005. Neil was born in 1979 in Wilmington, Delaware, US.

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Harry Wayne Casey is a disco, blue-eyed soul, pop music, and funk musician, singing, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Piano and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1973. Harry was born on January 31st, 1951 in Opa-locka, Florida, U.S.

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DJ Envy is a hip hop music, rhythm, and blues disc jockey. He plays Turntablism and Sampler (musical instrument). He has been prominent since 1994. DJ was given the name Raashaun Casey on September 3rd, 1977 in Queens.

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Kevin was born on June 15th, 1981 in Inglewood, California.

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Dwane Casey is a basketball player for the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. Dwane was born on April 17th, 1957 in Indianapolis.

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Bernie Casey is a football player. Bernie was born on June 8th, 1939 in Wyco, West Virginia.

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How popular is the baby name Casey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1894 9 0 9
1895 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1898 6 0 6
1900 13 0 13
1901 7 0 7
1903 10 0 10
1904 7 0 7
1905 5 0 5
1906 12 0 12
1907 8 0 8
1908 11 0 11
1909 16 0 16
1910 19 0 19
1911 33 0 33
1912 45 0 45
1913 44 0 44
1914 48 0 48
1915 53 0 53
1916 46 0 46
1917 38 0 38
1918 63 0 63
1919 55 0 55
1920 44 0 44
1921 44 5 39
1922 42 0 42
1923 36 0 36
1924 45 0 45
1925 26 0 26
1926 35 0 35
1927 34 5 29
1928 24 0 24
1929 27 0 27
1930 19 0 19
1931 25 0 25
1932 31 0 31
1933 35 0 35
1934 22 0 22
1935 25 0 25
1936 35 0 35
1937 32 0 32
1938 21 0 21
1939 32 0 32
1940 24 0 24
1941 30 0 30
1942 60 5 55
1943 47 6 41
1944 54 7 47
1945 41 0 41
1946 56 0 56
1947 72 0 72
1948 97 9 88
1949 137 21 116
1950 133 16 117
1951 172 18 154
1952 208 28 180
1953 210 31 179
1954 270 34 236
1955 331 34 297
1956 414 62 352
1957 425 58 367
1958 437 63 374
1959 482 86 396
1960 424 76 348
1961 419 60 359
1962 596 79 517
1963 432 65 367
1964 463 67 396
1965 508 66 442
1966 659 97 562
1967 617 114 503
1968 697 145 552
1969 872 191 681
1970 1,141 244 897
1971 1,444 317 1,127
1972 1,734 544 1,190
1973 1,898 620 1,278
1974 2,550 822 1,728
1975 2,816 856 1,960
1976 2,937 811 2,126
1977 3,546 950 2,596
1978 4,539 1,534 3,005 #92 boy name
1979 5,040 1,957 3,083 #93 boy name
1980 5,392 2,172 3,220 #93 boy name
1981 5,938 2,420 3,518 #85 boy name
1982 5,904 2,477 3,427 #86 boy name
1983 5,786 2,556 3,230 #90 boy name
1984 6,096 2,582 3,514 #82 boy name
1985 5,969 2,477 3,492 #86 boy name
1986 7,186 3,423 3,763 #82 boy name
#81 girl name
1987 7,506 3,581 3,925 #80 boy name
#81 girl name
1988 7,187 3,149 4,038 #83 boy name
#92 girl name
1989 6,929 3,079 3,850 #90 boy name
1990 7,392 3,261 4,131 #89 boy name
1991 7,177 3,070 4,107 #90 boy name
1992 6,580 3,007 3,573
1993 5,759 2,579 3,180
1994 5,737 2,691 3,046
1995 5,267 2,638 2,629
1996 5,014 2,550 2,464
1997 4,291 2,194 2,097
1998 4,077 2,103 1,974
1999 3,845 1,802 2,043
2000 3,339 1,517 1,822
2001 2,839 1,283 1,556
2002 2,429 1,031 1,398
2003 2,240 987 1,253
2004 2,086 817 1,269
2005 1,870 769 1,101
2006 1,840 770 1,070
2007 1,681 696 985
2008 1,652 676 976
2009 1,398 570 828
2010 1,190 484 706
2011 1,106 464 642
2012 912 355 557
2013 934 378 556
2014 873 352 521
2015 857 342 515
2016 834 325 509

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Popularity of Casey as a first name

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Popularity of Casey as a last name

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Common last names for Casey

  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Miller
  • Young
  • Anderson
  • Shelton

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Casey U.S.
  White 86.89% 64.26%
  African American 7.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Casey

People with the last name Casey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Casey

  • How Popular is the name Casey? Casey is the 392nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Casey was the 504th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Casey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 185,354 babies born with the first name Casey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Casey to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Casey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Casey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Casey is Thursday, December 18th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Casey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Casey was in 1990 with a total of 4,131 babies. That's a lot of babies named Casey!
  • Random Casey Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Casey ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 17 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Casey: Your name in reverse order is Yesac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Secya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Casey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 66,556 people with the last name Casey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Casey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 23 of them will have Casey as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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