Meaning and Name Origin
Jodi \j(o)-di\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Jodi) is a derivative of Jody: feminine of nicknames for Joseph and Jude. Name suited for both women and men. Usage of Jodi as a given name for baby girls is somewhat irregular.
Jodi is a very popular first name for women (#335 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jodi for girls. Jodi entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #105 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Jodi and corresponding names. Jodie and Jody are the prominent related forms of Jodi. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with the forms Jodi, Jodie and Jody becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Jodi▼ is pronounced similarly to Jada▲, Jady, Joda, Judi▼, Judie and Judy▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Codi, Dodi, Jade▲, Jobi, Joci, Joi, Joli, Joni▼, Jori, Kodi and Rodi. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jodi.