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The first name 

Cady is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

When two girls called Cady meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Cady is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 girls have been named Cady. In the SmartGenius ranking, Cady is #4,557 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Cady.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Cady -
special from day one

In fact, the name Cady hardly fits the trend of first names for girls. Between 1976 and 1999, young parents changed that a bit. For many years, Cady wasn't given at all (or at least less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), but by 1992, the name was more popular than ever. Although the name never ranked higher than position 1,073, 155 parents chose it in 1992 as a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Cady, you were already special when you were born - and you did your best to become a trendsetter.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Cady was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Cady - originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the rare name Cady a few times. Among all newborn girls, it ranked 4,420, for a total of 26 babies. The name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it didn't appear at all for a many years. As Cady seems to be a bit more popular in the middle of the 20th century, it proves to remain a great rarity in 2022.

Cady -
quite rare in all states

The odds of living in the same statae as someone named Cady are about the same as meeting someone with blue eyes in the entire country – both odds are about 25 to 30 %. More precisely, the first name Cady is registered in 19 states, among which are Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida or Georgia. In proportion to the female population, most women and girls with the first name Cady live in Texas, and even there the name is rather special – only one in 81,792 would turn around if you called the name Cady across Texas.

Cady has 4 letters 
and begins with a C

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter C is a frequent initial letter for girls' names. This is because 6.0% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M.

With four letters, the name Cady is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.0% of all girls' names that begin with a C, this first letter is much more common than the average of all letters. And which girls’ name beginning with C do you think is the most common in the US? The answer is... Carol.

Other names with 
C, a, d and y

If you take all the letters in the name Cady – C, a, d and y – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Cayd or Dacy.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Cady

If your name is Cady and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Cady

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Cady, you can simply say:





This is how the name Cady is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Cady in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Cady

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Cady is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Cady

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Cady sounds like this: