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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) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1596 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cody for boys (2015 statistics).
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