Cassidy - Meaning of Cassidy
[ 3 syll. cas-si-dy, ca-ss-idy ] The baby girl name Cassidy is also used as a boy name, though it is more popular for girls. It is pronounced KAES-ih-Diy- †. Cassidy has its origins in the Celtic language and it is used largely in English. The meaning of Cassidy is 'descendant of Caiside, descendant of the curly-haired one'. It is derived from gruaig which means 'hair' ; casta 'curly'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Cassidy for more information.
The name Cassidy is used to a great extent; it has 41 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Casadi, Casadie, Casidhe, Casidi, Cassaday, Cassadea, Cassadee, Cassadey, Cassadina, Cassandre, Cassandri, Cassandry, Cassaundra, Casseday, Cassi, Cassidea, Cassidey, Cassidia, Cassie, Cassity, Cassondra, Cazzidy, and Kassadey. Other English forms include the shortening Cass, and the spelling variants Casadee, Casidee, Casidy, Cassadi, Cassadie, Cassady, Cassiddy, Cassidee, Cassidi, Cassidie, Kasidy, Kassadi, Kassidee, Kassidi, Kassidie, and Kassidy. The Irish Caiside is a form of Cassidy that is used in foreign languages.
Cassidy is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1980s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. At the modest peak of its usage in 1999, 0.174% of baby girls were named Cassidy. It was #99 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #361 with a usage of 0.047%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Cassidy was used 71% more than the next ranked name, Kassidy, in 2018. Cassidy has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century. In 1992, 6 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Cassidy.
Baby names that sound like Cassidy include Cassidee, Kassidee, Caity, Casadee, Casadi, Casadie, Casidee, Casidi, Casidy, Cassaday, Cassadee, Cassadey, Cassadi, Cassadie, Cassady, Cassiddy, Cassidey, Cassidi, Cassidie, and Cassity.
† Pronunciation for Cassidy: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"