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Jody (girl)

What does Jody mean?

Jody Pronunciation of Jody [jody] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Jody) is pronounced JOH-dee. Feminine of nicknames for Joseph and Jude. May also be a pet form of Joan and Judith, or a playful elaboration of Jo. Actress Jodie Foster.

Associated with: playful (joy).


Jody has 4 variants: Jodee, Jodey, Jodi and Jodie.

13 more alternative forms via Jo, Joan, Jodie, Judith: Joane, Jodean, Jolyn, Jolynn, Jone, Jonee, Joni, Judee, Judi, Judie, Judit, Judy and Judye.

Creative forms:
(female) Jaddy, Jedy, ..

(male) Jode, Jor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jody Saylor (J.S.), ..

How popular is Jody?

Jody is a very prominent first name for females (#402 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#94227 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jody entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #173 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Jody are Jo, Joan (#1990 in 2015), Joane, Jodee, Jodi, Jodie, Jolyn, Jolynn, Joni, Joseph, Jude (#1589), Judee, Judi, Judie, Judith (#927) and Judy (#1440). Other variants, like Jodean, are seldom used. These relations of Jody were popular with parents in the 1940s (adoption of 4.7%) and have become much less conventional since, with forms like Judy becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jody, Jo, Joan, Joane, Jodee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jodi, Jodie, Jolyn, Jolynn, Joni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joseph, Jude, Judee, Judi, Judie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judith, Judy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jody is pronounced similarly to Jada, Jadee, Jady, Jaeda, Jaida, Jayda, Joda and Judey. Other recommended names are Addy, Ady, Andy, Cady, Coady, Cody, Cordy, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Elody, Goldy, Hedy, Jacy, Jade, Jadyn, Jandy, Jany, Jay, Jery, Jey, Jobey, Jobi, Joby, Joci, Joely, Joey, Joi, Joia, Joie, Jola, Joley, Joli, Joly, Jona, Jonay, Jordyn, Jorey, Jori, Jorry, Josey, Joss, Josy, Joy, Joya, Joye, July, Kady, Kody, Lady, Mady, Nady and Rhody. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jody.

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