Gender: Female Meaning of Cassidy: "curly-haired" Origin of Cassidy: Irish Cassidy's Popularity in 2019: #366

Cassidy Origin and Meaning

The name Cassidy is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "curly-haired".

Has fallen off its Kathie Lee Gifford inspired peak in the 1990s, but since that notably celebrity baby is now a grownup and out of the limelight, Cassidy may once again reclaim its own Irish charm.

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Rank in US: #366

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Caiside (Irish)


fearlessfirefly Says:


I have Paloma Cassidy on my list.

phoebe_rebecca Says:


I love Cassie but wouldn't want to use a nickname for a first name so I decided on Cassidy

caiside13 Says:


This is my name! I love my name. I have rarely gotten negative comments about the "ass" part of my name. Personally, I don't like the nickname 'Cassie" but other options are Cass, Sid, Sidy, and Deedee (what my cousin called me before she could pronounce 's's)!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like it, but prefer Kassidy, as it feels less like a surname, and I find it more feminine. I love Cassie, but I adore Cassandra, Cassiopeia and Cassia, and prefer any of those as full names.

headintheclouds Says:


I see this as a very 90's baby name, and to me a Cassidy would be a slightly tomboyish teenage student athlete, wearing a soccer jersey and a ponytail. Cassie is a nice crowd-pleaser nickname option.

vintageisfave Says:


I don't know why, but I think this name is really cute! I would most likely use it as a middle, but if I used it as a first, I really like the nn Cassie:)

Giinkies Says:


I used to like this name until I saw the 2nd, 3rd and 4th letters. It's something I can't unsee.

Angelicaecb Says:


Thinking on it again, Didi could be a cute nn too.

miriam veblen Says:


I will probably call my kid that

miriam veblen Says:


thank you for that

Angelicaecb Says:


I knew a girl named Cassidy. She went by Cas or Cassi/Cassy as a nn. I guess a tomboy nn could be Sid.

miriam veblen Says:


I like the name but I wouldn't name my child that cuz I can't think of a nick name.

Caroline Says:


Its cute, but I would not use it.