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Kady is an attractive classic baby name for girls. Well-known since the early 20th century, this name enjoyed a rise in popularity during the 1980s. Kady Grant is the name of a main character in the groundbreaking Illuminae series, and Kady Orloff is a character in the Magicians series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Kady:

Kady is a girl's name of a few possible origins and meanings. The Italian origin gives the mean of “rhythm,” “modulation,” “flow.” The Greek origin gives Kady the meaning of “pure.” And the Irish meaning is “first.”

Kady is a unique baby name with several possible origins. Foremost, Kady is a short form of the name Kadence. This name is a variation of Cadence (meaning “rhythm,” “modulation,” or “flow”). Alternatively, Kady is a variation of Katy. This name derives from the Greek word καθαρός (meaning “pure”). Finally, Kady is also a phonetic spelling of the Irish name Céad (meaning “first”).

Symbolism of the name Kady:

Kady is a diminutive of the name Kadence. This name is an alternative spelling of Cadence. It is a musical name with links to the Old Italian word cadenza (meaning “cascading” or “falling”). Cadence referred to the harmonic or melodic flow or “fall” of one musical note into the next. The symbol for initiation of cadence is the treble clef.

Nicknames for the name Kady:

Kady is a short name, which means there are only a few options for nicknames. We put the nicknames for Kady in the list below. You may find a nickname you like from this list, or you may get inspiration to create a personalized nickname for your baby girl.

Style of the name Kady:


Gender of the name Kady:

Kady is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Kady:


Number of syllables in the name Kady:


Emotion evoked from the name Kady:

The name Kady evokes feelings of purity and promise.

Alternative spellings for the name Kady:

  • Kadi
  • Kadie
  • Cady
  • Cadi
  • Cadie
  • Kaydee 
  • Keidy

Popularity of the name Kady:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Kady was the 5,446th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Great middle names for Kady and their meanings:

  • Aoibheann (beautiful sheen, radiant beauty)
  • Bonita (pretty)
  • Brenda (sword, raven, broom-covered hill)
  • Eliyanah (God has answered)
  • Fiona (fair, white, pale)
  • Iyanna (flower, blossom)
  • Moira (destiny, fate)
  • Naima (delight, contentment, tranquility)
  • Patience (tolerance, endurance, forbearance)
  • Roxanne (dawn, aurora, sunrise)
  • Shevonne (God is gracious)
  • Zelda (blessed, happy, battle-strong)

Famous people with the name Kady:

  • Kady Ruth Ashcraft (writer)
  • Kady Brownell (vivandière)
  • Kady Dandeneau (basketball player)
  • Kady MacDonald Denton (writer)
  • Kady Cannon Krambeer (reality television personality)
  • Kady Iuri Borges Malinowski (footballer)
  • Kady Mallory (singer)
  • Kady McDermott (reality television personality)
  • Kady O'Malley (journalist)
  • Kady Zadora (actress and daughter of singer Pia Alfreda Zadora)
  • Kady Grant (character in the Illuminae series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Kady Orloff (character in the Magicians series)
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