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Cassidy "Beaver" Cassablancas is a character in Veronica Mars. He is portrayed by Kyle Gallner.
LukeJ  11/17/2019
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My name is Cassidy. I was named by my brother (4 years old at the time) who was watching Dragon Tails and suggested that my parents name me "Cassie" after the pink dragon from the show. My mom liked the longer version and opted to name me Cassidy. I go by Cassidy, Cassie, or Cass/Cas. Usually I just introduce myself as Cassidy and let people decide how to address me. I haven't met very many people with the name but I do know many who are named Cassandra and go by Cassie for short. I also have met a Casstidy but never a Cassidy.
cassidy655  11/4/2019
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My name is Gaige and I have an older sister named Kassydi. Kassydi is Cassidy but misspelled. It's a cool name, but she is smart, mean, and beautiful. I love the name Kassydi.
Kassyd_isawesome  10/1/2019
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When I was younger I used to dislike last names as first names but currently I'm trying to be more modern.

Cassidy is unisex. It means "curly-haired" so the meaning itself is kind of genderless.

My only namesake for it is "Doc" Cassidy, a masculine character so in my mind it is more masculine than feminine but only because of that link so I can easily change my idea about it.

Actually it is quite similar to Cressida so it is not bad on a girl.
Felie  9/23/2019
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In the TV series 'Doc' (2001-04) the main character is Dr. Clint Cassidy.
Felie  9/23/2019
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Cassidy as a masculine name is very handsome. It's quite dated as a bnog (Boy name on girl).
Definitely should go to the boys.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2019
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The name Cassidy was given to 73 boys in the US in 2018.
Lady_Skywalker  5/13/2019
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My real name is Cassidy, and I'm female. I'd say "Cassidy" works best for both sexes quite equally. Nowadays, it's become more common for females, but it's still a neutral-gendered name. I go by "Cass" as a nickname, and I actually prefer to be called that since its meaning has more to unravel, it's complexly-meaningful, and feels more masculine and more like a real name to me... Also, what I feel about the meaning of this name is that Cassidy's are clever, very smart, unusual, unique, complex, and have beautiful features (i.e. Curly hair and an admirable personality), could be introverted and/or extroverted, but are more commonly ambiverts. They enjoy adventures and are curious of almost everything. They are wild, cat-like, and free-spirited and enjoy deep and meaningful things. Cassidys usually do well in school and impress so many people. They can have a mysterious aura, and are very hard to read. They are kind-hearted and most often empaths, could make great leaders but would rather not be a leader nor a follower. They're inspiring, awesome, and insightful. They're almost always misunderstood and underestimated, but still adore the thought of making others feel happy. Cassidys have their own unique and special personalities, and could often feel rare in this world. They're the type that if they were born as a Leo, they'd likely be highly introverted and likely known to be INFJ in Myers-Briggs-Type-Idicator. They're lovable and sweet but could also hurt you badly. They're unexpected and unpredictable, complex and creative. Cassidys learn quickly and become inspired by anything, and learn from everything they could grasp. They aren't like more common people where they think math doesn't teach you anything, they believe they could learn everything and apply it to everything to themselves and their lives from being taught math. And understand the concepts of learning and how their mind works. They're likely to be gifted in philosophy, analytical, cleverness, and creativity. They have powerful instinct and know and become fully prepared for what to do whenever there's remotely any danger around. They believe in harmony and respect, are beautiful souls and super kind and caring, bright and empathic people. But if negativity is taught to them and/or effecting them, they could easily become negative to blend in with others and try to fit in, but that's their childhood mistakes... As they get older, they're more mature, self-aware, and intelligent. Yet, still extremely childish for their age. That's a lot of what I see in people of the Cassidy name. And my name is also Cassidy... So yeah. Another thing to add is that I almost never encounter another person with the same name. This name is rare and difficult to find. And I also happen to have a lot of Irish in my blood, and it's an Irish-Origin name. Haha, it's quite ironic that most people of the Cassidy name have traits that share it's meaning. Lovely...

I've just read this comment: "I hate it when people hate on this name! This is the name of my best friend! Don't you people realize that some poor Cassidy may be reading this and crying that you are calling her ugly and stupid!?! The name Cassidy means: That shy girl who just wants to accepted and still be herself. She is an artist with a passion. It could be painting, writing, or even singing. Maybe something else. She wants to make others happy, even if she just had the worst day ever. She is a wonder that no one understands, and she likes that. She is imperfect, and likes that. She sees things through a child's eyes, which means she sees things we don't. She is a wonder that no one understands."
And I completely agree with it, that's a true fact! Stop being rude to people of this name, and if you don't like it... Then just leave us alone. If there was a Cassidy in your life who was mean to you, it doesn't mean you trash on other Cassidys just because of how you perceive them. It's disrespectful and harmful... Leave us alone please!
And what this person described about their best friend named Cassidy, is actually pretty accurate of a personality for me as well, and for a lot of other people of this name... Cassidys are very good people.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2019
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Well, my name is Cassidy and I know that it means clever and curly haired.
Cassidy5  9/18/2018
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I think this name used to be fashionable a few years ago, but it's lost its gleam. It's especially unfortunate for a boy, because while Cassidy is an Irish gender-neutral name, it now sounds decidedly feminine and American.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2018
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Only sounds feminine.
Luvbug86  8/18/2018
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Cassidy sounds way too feminine for a boy. I like the name Cassidy, but I prefer Cassandra.
kayisforkeen  8/12/2018
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It's okay for a girl, I guess. I like the nickname Cass.
Livisnotonfire  1/5/2018
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Anyone who says this is clearly a name suitable for males only should read the previous comments. Times have changed and Cassidy is now a beautiful feminine name.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2017
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I have a male cockapoo, and I named him Cassidy! I LOVE the name, it suits him well, and its meaning is "curly" which he is when his hair grows out! We also call him "POOTER" as his nickname.
Sspires  7/24/2017
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This is my name and I love it, although I spell it Cassidie and I do go by Cass. It is irritating not coming across things with my name on them that don't need to be made customized, and no one spells it right, but it's okay. I feel the name really suits me and I like that I don't come across someone with the same name everyday.
ForGreatness  12/7/2016
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My ex-wife loved this name, as it was a Grateful Dead song title, and so I used it with a different spelling- Kassydi - for our puppy when we were first dating. We had a Daughter soon after, and the dog had the name already, so she chose another for the baby, using my Mother's middle name for our baby's middle, also. Time passed along with our marriage and when she re-married, she got rid of our dog, birthed 2 girls, and gave our daughter, named Krysta Lee-Dawn, the honor of naming the names for her sisters. She chose "Karlee" for the first, using her own name shortened with her & G'ma's middle. For her second sister, she chose "Kassie", from "Kassydi", & since her Mom already missed using it once, & the dog was no longer around using the name, it was approved happily. So my Ex has 3 daughters total, 1 is mine, yet 2 carry my Mother's name on them, and 1 child is named after my dog, all revolving around wanting to use the name Kassydi. Quite a saga involving a form of "CASSIDY", don'tcha think?
AttillaDeHunt  7/23/2016
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I hate the way most people spell Cassidi. For my birthday my family will write Casside or Cassidie or Cassidye sometimes, even Cassidyie and I hate it when they do that and I yell at them when they do that! Most of my family call me Cass, which I hate badly. I prefer Cassie, it sounds cuter!
stachegirl888  6/26/2016
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This is my name, but actually mine is spelled Cassidi. I really don't see many with that spelling, which means it is harder to find my name on key chains. For nick names I prefer people to call me Cassie, but a lot of people call me Cass which I hate! I like my name but I wish they would just have my name spelled like that once in a while. I find something with Cassie on it, and in that case half the time I get it. And if I want my real name I have to get it custom made. I just think the spelling of my name is unique. I honestly think it's a girl name, personally I don't know ANY guys with that name! At all! Yes the meaning of this name means curly haired, that's funny because I have naturally curly hair... ha ha ha.
stachegirl888  6/26/2016
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I love/hate the name... I'm a boy, and my name is Cassidy. I kinda think it sounds feminine though... But when I have an ankle injury, people call me Hop Along Cassidy xD
I am actually the only boy I've ever met with the name.
KingCassidy  6/19/2016
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The name Cassidy was given to 40 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
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I have a new granddaughter just a few days old who is named "Cassidy Rose". She's beautiful and so is her name. I just love it! She joins her big sister, 3 yr old Morgan. I think it's an adorable baby girl name and suits her to a T, since she is a little sweetheart!
momof07  6/15/2016
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My daughter is named Cassidy- admittedly I chose it at random, but the more I watch my daughter grow and turn into the wonderful woman she is (she's 13 now) I couldn't find the name more beautiful. I'm very happy I have a Cassidy :)
― Anonymous User  4/17/2016
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My daughter is Cassidy. We chose this name because we felt it was classic/old school. Absolutley a girly name. She is only 4 months old right now, but her nickname so far is Cass. I hate Cassie, but we will see what she likes when she is older.
lashgirl78  4/14/2016
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My name is Cassidy and I really like my name! I'm also a girl.
w0lf101  4/3/2016
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I love the name Cassidy because my name is Cassidy and I used to not like it very much but, now I love it and I think about that every day. I don't really appreciate that some people said that they hate this name and I also don't get why they hate it. It's a really good name if you think about it.
amotwin1234  2/17/2016
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Cassidy may well be more popular these days as a girl's name in the U.S., but it is an Irish boy's name and a very common surname. There is Irish in my family lineage and I named my son Cassidy who amazingly was born with dark curly hair. Casey is used as a nickname, which by the way is also Irish and another unisex name that is very common. A little research on names would probably surprise a lot of you on where they originate, their meaning and how some names become more unisex over time. It's a great name, be proud of it and ignore the hateful comments.
Texasmom  2/1/2016
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This is my little sister's name and I really like it! I got to help pick her name before she was born because they couldn't decide between Cassidy and Christina. I liked Cassidy more so that's what they went with. I usually shorten it to Cass because she doesn't answer very well to Cassi.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2016
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I love this name (mostly because it's my name), and I don't get why people hate it. It's just a name. I bet the people who are writing these nasty things about the name, have a hideous name themselves. You don't have to say it's hideous or horrible, just say you personally don't like the name. It offends me and a lot of other people with the name Cassidy. You don't have to worry about it if it's not your name, and if you don't like it, don't name your kid Cassidy. It's as easy as that. I bet a lot of people with the name Cassidy, would greatly appreciate it if you would stop with all the hate comments. Oh, and I definitely DO NOT think of this as a boy's name, I could never image a boy named Cassidy. I think of the name as very feminine.
Cassidy.P  9/20/2015
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This is my name- even though I go primarily by Cass, I still love my actual name too! I mostly use Cass due to ease of other people spelling it, lol. It doesn't bother me that no one can spell it, but it gets to be overkill since no one can spell my last name either. And yes I am a girl, I do spell it with a C, and I do love the name and meaning- it means curly haired one also, which I am, so... that's awesome. :D

One con is that everyone mis-remembers my name as Cassie, Cassandra, or Cali... but like I said, paired with my last name, it made sense for me to go by Cass in non-formal situations. :p And that name is easier taken by people.

Lovegood12's description of people with this name is strikingly accurate for me :p

To the people who hate this name: I respect your opinion, and everyone thinks something different about a name, and that's fine. But maybe that's not a thing you should word that way/be so up front about?... luckily I already knew that most people hated my name, but it was still a little depressing to glance through all of you when I was commenting...
tapiocatern  9/2/2015
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Before 1968, Cassidy was an Irish boy name for many, many years. I named my boy, Cassidy, because we are of Irish decent and he had curly, gold hair and he turned out to be very clever. That's what the name means. I also loved this name for many years before I named him that, in the early 1970's. It's a very beautiful, Irish BOY name.

Then in 1968, people in the U.S. decided to be cool and give their girls a cool name that happened to also be a BOY name. Then when Kathie Lee Gifford named her daughter, Cassidy, it turned into the most popular girl name.

To hear people put this name down, and actually say it's revolting for a boy name, is very rude and ignorant. Is this how you treat the children in your life? People are proud of their names. And there is nothing wrong with taking a boy name and turning into a girl name. It's been done with many boy names, especially in the U.S.

So people, please, why tear down something someone is so proud of? Get your facts straight before you start publically humiliating people's hard earned beloved name.
Saphrona  8/12/2015
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Seems more like a surname. Cassandra is a much prettier name for girls.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2015
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Wonderful name spelt with a K for a girl. My daughter suits her name, she is a clever, kind, quarky, loving spirit. Any name haters, then why are you here looking up the name? One name does not mean that's what all people with that name are like. Judging books by their covers, what would others think of you hating on all people with that one particular name?
― Anonymous User  6/24/2015
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I like it, but I do think it can seem tacky.
2angelgoats  5/13/2015
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Pretty sounding, love cassie and cute meaning!
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
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I hate it when people hate on this name! This is the name of my best friend! Don't you people realize that some poor Cassidy may be reading this and crying that you are calling her ugly and stupid!?! The name Cassidy means: That shy girl who just wants to accepted and still be herself. She is an artist with a passion. It could be painting, writing, or even singing. Maybe something else. She wants to make others happy, even if she just had the worst day ever. She is a wonder that no one understands, and she likes that. She is imperfect, and likes that. She sees things through a child's eyes, which means she sees things we don't. She is a wonder that no one understands.

(P.S. That's my name too. Thanks for calling me ugly and a boy! Would you like me calling you ugly!?! Shut up and just don't comment you jerks!)
Lovegood12  3/30/2015
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I hate this name. I personally think it's ugly.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2014
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Plus, Cassidy is too girly and if a boy's name was Cassidy it would sound so gay. I love the name Cassidy though! Because it's my name and it's so pretty. :)
Cassidy_  3/6/2014
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Thank you Cassidy_ personally I don't appreciate people telling me that my name is crappy ok? If you're going to do that go to another site!
Cassidy24  4/3/2014
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My name is Cassidy and I really love it. I think it sounds more girly. I don't like it at all for a boy! It only looks good if spelled right. I dislike when people spell it with a K. I spell mine C-a-s-s-i-d-y; the right way. I only like when people call me Cass. I hate being called "Cassie" it sounds ugly. I wouldn't change my name for 1000 dollars! So any Cassidy's out there, your name is beautiful. :)
Cassidy_  3/5/2014
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Cassidy is my name and I'm a girl. I know it used to be a boy's name and still is in some places but that doesn't bother me. I love my name! The only two downsides are A), nobody can spell it until I tell them how and B), Cassie. I REALLY dislike people's desire to call me Cassie. It sounds really childish. That and people who don't know me THAT well that I haven't seen in a long time often remember my name as Cassie and not Cassidy. But I still love my name. And the Cassie thing isn't so bad, I just have people nickname me Cass instead. That way I have a whole county and lake to myself! ;) [Cass county & lake in Michigan...]
anoldfashionedgirl  3/12/2013
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This name would be very unique for either gender.
Hushpuppy  10/29/2011
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I love the name Cassidy! My own name is Cassidy, you people who say it's ugly thanks. I'm a 14 year old girl with self esteem issues as it is and it's great to know that my name doesn't fit up to other peoples standards. That really helps!
Cassidy14  5/12/2011
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I like this name. I have a friend named Cassidy and she's really shy but really nice, so I guess that's what I think of when I hear this name.
Joy12  4/19/2011
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I hate this name. The sound is just so incredibly annoying and obnoxious.
Chrila96  11/27/2010
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I happen to like this "cass" name a lot better than the more common Cassandra (which often, to me, sounds like the name Sandra with a "kuh" prefix added). And either way, I still love the nickname Cassie. But I prefer Cassidy of the two names. However, I prefer both Cassidy & Cassandra over Cassarah *shudder*.
erb816  3/4/2010
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I left a comment for Cassidy three years ago, and I'd like to amend it now. I no longer like "Cassie" for a girl, but I actually quite like Cassidy - for a boy. It reminds me of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
erb816  3/14/2013
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Some of you people are mean! Cassidy is an AWESOME name, and I love it. It's amazing, and fits people of ALL ages, in my opinion at least.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2010
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I hate this name, especially on a girl. It doesn't sound very feminine. It sounds like a name for the spoiled child of yuppies. At least it can be shortened to Cassie.
bananarama  4/9/2009
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I think that it's beautiful for a girl or a boy, delicate sort of and beautiful but at the same time strong, and I don't understand you people who say it only sounds good for young people. I can easily imagine older people with this name.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2009
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In my opinion, this is a great name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2009
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Variant is "Cassity" (female).
Eirena  1/10/2009
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I love this name, and as everyone says they see it more for boys, I like it as girl version. I always see it on a girl.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2008
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Cassidy is the name of the vampire in the Preacher comic series, as well as a character in the video game Fallout 2.
Sam Harrison  5/27/2008
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This is one of the most hideous names out there, and it always brings to mind that mean, spoiled, sexist pop star from decades ago, David Cassidy. Well, Cassidy was definitely his surname. I read he was very mean to his fans, and people who are mean to their fans are scum.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
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How could anyone say a name is "hideous", especially when basing it on one person? It's a great name, not bad at all. And on a side note, Caesar means hairy.
Lebeke  4/23/2008
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For whatever reason, I've never been able to picture the name Cassidy on girls. I always think of guys when I hear the name. It's truly a wonderful name, too! :D
Jesus_Freak  3/26/2008
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I wonder if the root of this name, "Cas," could somehow be related to the name "Caesar." Both meanings have something to do with hair, after all.
Supermonasu  2/7/2008
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Cassidy is a lovely name.
Zoey3453  10/20/2007
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Cassidy is such a horrible name! It`s the worst name ever invented! :( :cry:
Dianaisme12  10/20/2007
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I love this name for a boy - I mean, it works on a girl, too, but it just sounds more masculine to me. Although the nickname Cassie would be kinda weird on a boy. And I think, on the right person, the name Cassidy would age well.
Georgia_kh  7/10/2007
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I can't imagine a boy having the name Cassidy! That is repulsive! The name is a little immature and is only good if you are under 10 years old.
HappyIguana  5/17/2007
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This strikes me as more of a surname (one of my mate's surnames so you'll see where I get that) or an American name. Cassie is a nice nickname though.
Luangi  4/8/2007
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I like it but it will only look good on you if you're younger than 30. From then on it won't work.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2007
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Cassidy was used for a male character on the TV show Veronica Mars.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2006
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I think Cassidy is a very cute name! I would love to have this name. A good nickname for this name is Cassi (ca-see).
Sarasponda  8/9/2006
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It also means clever.
Lyr_a  2/27/2006
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Kassidy is also a female name of the unisex name Cassidy.
Lyr_a  2/27/2006
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I also love this name for some odd reason. This is my name and I am so happy I have it!
Cassidy  2/20/2006
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David Cassidy is an American actor and musician who starred in the television series The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
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Robert LeRoy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy, was a notorious train and bank robber. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The film bore little resemblance to the actual Cassidy and partner, but popularized their legends nonetheless.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006

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