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Cody (girl)

What does Cody mean?

Cody Pronunciation of Cody [cody] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Cody) is pronounced KO-dee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cody is "helper". Transferred use of the Irish surname Ó Cuidighthigh that was originally a byname for a helpful person, or of Mac Óda, a personal name of uncertain origin.

Associated with: irish, surname.


Cody has 9 variants: Coady, Codee, Codey, Codi, Codie, Kodee, Kodey, Kodie and Kody.

Affiliated girl names: Cady and Kodi.

2 masculine forms: Coty and Kody.

Creative forms:
(female) Cedy, Coly, ..

(male) Coan, Cone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cody Karen (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cody?

Cody is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2373 out of 4276, Top 55%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#1739 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Cody entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #856 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cody name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cody outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cady, Codi, Codie and Kodi are the prominent variation forms of Cody. These forms of Cody reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.02%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cody, Cady, Codi, Codie, Kodi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cody and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cody is pronounced similarly to Caddy, Cadee, Cadey, Cadi, Cadie, Cadye, Kadi and Kady. Other suggested similar names are Addy, Ady, Andy, Cacy, Cade, Candy, Cary, Casy, Caty, Cay, Cindy, Cloey, Cloudy, Coco, Coe, Coel, Cole, Coley, Colly, Con, Conny, Cor, Cora, Cordey, Cordi, Cordy, Corey, Cori, Corly, Corry, Cory, Coryn, Cy, Cyndy, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Elody, Goldy, Hedy, Jady, Jody, Judy, Lady, Mady, Nady and Rhody. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cody.

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