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Cody 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.
Cody has 4 variant forms: Codell, Codey, Codie and Kody.
For more information, see also the related name Coty.
Baby names that sound like Cody are Cade, Cuddy, Kodi and Kodey.
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Popularity of Cody
Cody is a very popular first name for men (#246 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1596 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Cody for boys. (2012 statistics) Compare Cody with its variant forms and related boy baby names.