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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cassidy

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  • A user from United States says the name Cassidy is of American origin and means "Beautiful Redhead".
  • A submission from Colorado, United States says the name Cassidy means "Beautiful redhead".
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International Interest
  1. A surname​ of Irish origin derived from Ó Caiside meaning "descendent of Caiside". Caiside is a first name meaning "curly haired" from Gaelic cas.
  2. A female given name of modern American usage, derived from the surname.
  3. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Cassidy

Cassidy Freeman is an actress, singer, and pianist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Cassidy was born on April 22nd, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Cassidy is a hip hop music rapping, actor, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2002. Cassidy was given the name Barry Adrian Reese on July 7th, 1982.


Cassidy Gifford is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Cassidy was given the name Cassidy Erin Gifford by her parents Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford on August 2nd, 1993 in New York City, New York, United States.


Cassidy Hubbarth is an espn anchor and host. Cassidy was born on September 19th, 1984 in Chicago.


She holds the title Miss California Teen USA 2013, Miss Teen USA 2013, and Miss California Teen USA. Cassidy was given the name Cassidy Marie Wolf on July 5th, 1994 in Temecula, California.


DJ Cassidy is a disc jockey, record producer, and master of ceremonies. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. DJ was given the name Cassidy Durango Milton Willy Podell in 1981 in New York City.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cassidy

David Cassidy is an actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1956. David was given the name David Bruce Cassidy by his parents Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward on April 12th, 1950 in New York, New York, U.S.


Katie Cassidy is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Katie was given the name Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy by her parent David Cassidy on November 25th, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Shaun Cassidy is a pop rock screenwriter, actor, singing, and television producer. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1976. Shaun was given the name Shaun Paul Cassidy on September 27th, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Jack Cassidy was a singer and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1946 to 1976. Jack was given the name John Joseph Edward Cassidy on March 5th, 1927 in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 12th, 1976.


Butch Cassidy is a farm hand, cowboy, thief, bank robber, train robber, criminal gang leader, bank robbery, and train robbery. Butch is also known as Butch Cassidy, Mike Cassidy, George Cassidy, Jim Lowe, and Santiago Maxwell.


Eva Cassidy was a soul music, pop music, jazz, blues, folk music, and gospel music singer, guitarist, recording artist, performer, landscaper, music artist (occupation), and landscaping. She holds the title Stormy Monday". She was most prominent from 1981 to 1996. Eva was given the name Eva Marie Cassidy on February 2nd, 1963 in Washington, D.C., U.S. She left this life on November 2nd, 1996.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1968 5 0 5
1969 10 5 5
1970 25 12 13
1971 43 17 26
1972 54 32 22
1973 53 28 25
1974 78 36 42
1975 86 54 32
1976 114 62 52
1977 125 72 53
1978 147 102 45
1979 149 108 41
1980 195 131 64
1981 218 158 60
1982 286 218 68
1983 521 358 163
1984 575 406 169
1985 567 416 151
1986 472 371 101
1987 516 396 120
1988 521 405 116
1989 606 482 124
1990 646 521 125
1991 712 610 102
1992 844 725 119
1993 1,138 1,029 109
1994 2,420 2,306 114
1995 3,129 3,042 87
1996 2,922 2,844 78
1997 3,197 3,142 55
1998 3,102 3,045 57
1999 3,449 3,395 54 #99 girl name
2000 3,205 3,163 42
2001 3,068 3,029 39
2002 2,667 2,633 34
2003 2,258 2,234 24
2004 2,066 2,007 59
2005 1,873 1,833 40
2006 1,839 1,770 69
2007 1,707 1,654 53
2008 1,554 1,488 66
2009 1,411 1,356 55
2010 1,337 1,286 51
2011 1,174 1,124 50
2012 1,185 1,135 50
2013 1,327 1,272 55
2014 1,352 1,307 45
2015 1,274 1,233 41
2016 1,177 1,119 58
2017 1,064 995 69

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Cassidy as a first name

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Popularity of Cassidy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cassidy U.S.
  White 92.64% 64.26%
  African American 2.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cassidy

People with the last name Cassidy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cassidy

  • What name lists does Cassidy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Cassidy? Cassidy is the 905th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cassidy was the 1,325th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cassidy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,463 babies born with the first name Cassidy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cassidy to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cassidy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cassidy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cassidy is Monday, July 4th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Cassidy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cassidy was in 1999 with a total of 3,395 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cassidy!
  • Random Cassidy Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cassidy ranks 84th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 23 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Cassidy: Your name in reverse order is Ydissac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ycissda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cassidy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 26,590 people with the last name Cassidy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cassidy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Cassidy as their last name.

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