Meaning and name origin
Cody \c(o)-dy\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
Cody is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2373 out of 4276, Top 55%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1596 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cody for girls. Cody reached its highest rank of #802 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).
Cody is also pronounced similarly to Caddy, Cadey, Cadi, Cadye and Kady. Other suggested similar baby names are Cade, Caty, Cordy, Cory, Dody and Jody▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cody.