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National Casey Day – June 16, 2023

National Casey Day is celebrated every June 16 in the United States. The day aims to salute all those people named Casey. The advantage of this appealing name is its simplicity and the fact that it’s primarily gender-neutral, making it suitable for girls and boys. The name has Irish origins and means ‘vigilant,’ ‘alert,’ or ‘watchful.’ It also has a biblical meaning and refers to the acacia wood used to build the Tabernacle, a portable place of worship for the Hebrew tribes as they sought the Promised Land.

History of National Casey Day

Casey is a given name that derives either from the Irish or Gaelic term ‘cathasaigh,’ meaning ‘vigilant’ or ‘watchful,’ or from a combination of the initials K.C. In French, the name Casey means pure and clear. It also has a meaning in Spanish and Latin. In Spanish, the name means ‘honorable,’ and in Latin, the same as in French: ‘pure and clear,’ and derives from the Latin word ‘carus,’ meaning ‘love.’ It is also ideal as a nickname since, in the case of girls, it is a derivative of Catherine or Cassandra. The latter was a beautiful Trojan prophetess and daughter of King Priam, said to be admired by the Greek god Apollo. The name became popular in medieval Britain, and in the mid-20th century, fashionable in the U.S. as a diminutive of Casirnir, Cassandra, or Catherine.

It is used for girls all over the world, but mostly in the United States and the United Kingdom. In the United States in 2007, it was the 326th most popular name for boys and the 458th most popular name for girls. In the 1990s, It ranked among the top 200 for both sexes. Casey is a name associated with a smile, Irish, friendly, and open, and linked with several American folk heroes, such as Casey Jones, the engine driver of the Cannonball Express who gave his life to save his passengers, and the legendary baseball poem, “Casey at the Bat.”

Famous Caseys include popular YouTube star Casey Neistat, award-winning actor Casy Affleck, and Cathryn Rose ‘Casey’ Wilson, an American actress, comedienne, and screenwriter, who starred as Penny Hartz in the T.V. comedy series “Happy Endings.”

National Casey Day timeline

1100s
It Becomes Popular in Britain

It becomes popular between 1066 and 1485 in medieval Britain.

1900s
It Becomes Popular in the United States

The name becomes popular in the mid-20 century.

1990s
It Ranks Among The Top 200 Names

This name ranks not only for men but also for women.

2007
326th Most Popular Name

It is the 326th most popular name for boys born this year and the 458th most popular name for girls.

National Casey Day FAQs

Do Casey and Catherine mean the same?

Casey is the diminutive of Catherine and means pure and clear, so they technically mean the same.

What is "Casey at the Bat?”

It is a poem written in 1888 by American poet and writer Ernest Thayer. It’s said to be the most beautiful poem about baseball ever written.

Is Casey a good name for a girl or a boy?

Casey is a beautiful name suitable for both boys and girls.

National Casey Day Activities

  1. Find a person named Casey

    This day is an opportunity to meet new people. Call someone named Casey and try and make a new friend.

  2. Think about other gender-neutral names

    Play a game with your friends by seeing who can think up the most gender-neutral names. Not only will it be fun, but you may come up with a new name!

  3. Share a post on social media

    Share a post on social media about the etymology and history of the name Casey. Do not forget to use the hashtag #NationalCaseyDay.

5 Interesting Variants Of The Name Casey

  1. Caicey

    This variant is Celtic.

  2. Kaisey

    It is believed that the origin of this variant is Irish.

  3. Kacee

    Kacee is also a variant of Kacie.

  4. Kaycee

    Up to 2018, the name Kaycee was recorded 7,727 times in the United States.

  5. Kaysey

    This variant is not as popular as the others.

Why We Love National Casey Day

  1. It is a versatile name

    The fact that Casey is a gender-neutral name allows us to leave behind the differences between women and men. It's an opportunity to see us as human beings regardless of gender.

  2. It is a day to highlight equality

    We are all equal as humans and deserve to have the same opportunities. The idea of gender-neutral names highlights that we have the same rights in every area of life.

  3. It is an opportunity to meet new people

    We love opportunities to meet new friends. You can invite someone named Casey to go for a walk or have dinner.

National Casey Day dates

YearDateDay
2023June 16Friday
2024June 16Sunday
2025June 16Monday
2026June 16Tuesday
2027June 16Wednesday

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