What does Cody mean?
Cody [cody] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Coty.Creative forms:
(male) Codycy, Coto, ..
(female) Coly, Cota, .. Middle name pairings:
Cody Eliezer (C.E.), ..
How popular is Cody?
Cody is a very prominent first name for males (#246 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1739 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Cody for boys. Cody reached its peak position of #24 in the U.S. in 1993, and is presently at #237. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Cody and corresponding names. Codey, Codie, Coty and Kody (#770 in recent rankings) are the prominent alternative forms of Cody (#237 in recent rankings). These forms of Cody were popular 2 decades ago (usage of 1.1%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1%, 91% less), with versions such as Codey becoming less trendy.
Cody▼ is pronounced similarly to Cuddy, Kodey, Kodi and Kodie. Other suggested similar names are Addy, Andy, Ardy, Brody, Cadby, Cade, Cadyn, Cary▼, Ced, Cid, Clay▼, Clodo, Cloy, Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Cobe, Cobey, Cobi, Coby▼, Coe, Col, Colby▼, Cole, Coley, Coll, Colm, Colt▲, Colyn, Como, Con, Coney, Conn, Conwy, Cook, Coop, Cope, Cor, Corby, Cord, Corday, Corey▼, Cork, Corry, Cort, Corty, Cory▼, Covey, Cowry, Cox, Coxe, Coxey, Coy▼, Coye, Croy, Cy, Cyd, Eddy, Gordy, Jody▼, Jordy▲, Mordy, Roddy, Rowdy, Rudy▼ and Woody. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cody.See names in meaning and etymology.