Quick Facts on Kasey
- American, Irish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Kasey
Kasey is an Americanized version of Casey derived from an Old Irish personal name “Cathasach” which is Gaelic for “vigilant” (particularly when at war). It has been quietly and commonly used in Ireland for centuries, and then jumped the Irish borders to the United States thanks to an early 20th century melody called “The Ballad of Casey Jones” which told the story of a brave locomotive engineer’s collision with another freight train (sacrificing his own life in the interest of saving another). This well-known ballad raised Casey Jones to levels of folk hero status across America, and his name went along for the train ride. A lot of Gaelic names that start with a C often get anglicized (or Americanized) with a K; so we weren’t surprised to see some American parents spell Casey like Kasey. Both forms of this name have been used on both genders in the United States, but more recently Kasey with a “K” has become more exclusively female. Casey is more popular for boys than for girls but is used freely on either gender.
Popularity of the Name Kasey
Kasey has held a place on the female naming charts since 1970. In terms of usage for baby boys, Kasey was on the masculine charts between 1971 and 2009 (it just fell off the Top 1000 list for baby boys and is now rarely used). Kasey for girls has also seen her popularity come and go. The name reached its peak success on the charts at position #201 in 1988. Since the turn of the 21st century, however, usage of this name has dropped like rocks. Apparently, parents are no longer keeping “vigilance” on this darling, informal name and she’s being quickly forgotten. The spelling of Casey isn’t all that popular for baby girls anymore, either – but it still does pretty well for boys.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kasey
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kasey
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kasey
Kasey We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kasey.
Popular Songs on Kasey
Kasey - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Kasey.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kasey
Kasey's Poodle Skirt (Sandy De Young) - Kasey knows there is something special about her favorite pink poodle skirt, but she is about to see just how extraordinary it really is. One night, she wakes up to find the poodle from her skirt is real! Kasey and Pierre venture everywhere from the zoo to the ice skating rink and never fall short of fun. Will Pierre be there in the morning, or will all that remains be Kasey's Poodle Skirt? Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Kasey
Famous People Named Kasey - Kasey Kahne (NASCAR champion); Kasey Chambers (country singer); Kasey Keller (soccer player); Kasey Studdard (football player)
Children of Famous People Named Kasey
Famous People Who Named Their Child Kasey - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kasey.
Kasey - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kasey - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kasey.
Personality of the Girl Name Kasey
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kasey