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) Chady, Coto, ..
(female) Coly, Cota, .. Middle name pairings:
Cody Kai (C.K.), ..
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)
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. 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.