Meaning and name origin
Cody \c(o)-dy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl'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. Use as a given name has been influenced by Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917), the showman of the Wild West.
For more information, see also the related boy name Coty.
Cody is a very popular first name for males (#246 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very 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 boys. Cody reached its highest rank of #24 in the U.S. in 1993. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cody and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cody (#220), Kody (#731), Coty, Codie and Codey. (2014 statistics).