Cady Name Meaning & Origin

Cady

Pronunciation: KAY-tee (key)

Related Names:

Cadence

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Nicknames for Cady

caddy
cade
cadence

Meanings and history of the name Cady

means hillock, or rhythmic flow of sounds

While nowadays generally considered a phonetic spelling of Katie or a diminutive of Cadence, Cady was originally derived from a surname which was either a variant of Cade or an Anglicized form of Ó Ceadaigh ("descendant of Ceadach"), with Ceadach being a byname derived from Irish ceadach "talkative".

A known bearer of the surname was the American feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902). It was also used for the central character in the film 'Mean Girls' (2004).

Famous real-life people named Cady

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.

Cady in song, story & screen

Cady Heron was the name of Lindsay Lohan's character in the 2004 film Mean Girls.

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