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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.


Cody has 4 variant forms: Codell, Codey, Codie and Kody.

For more information, see also the related boy name Coty.

There are 2 feminine forms of Cody: Cady and Kodi.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cody name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cody outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cody, Kody, Coty, Codie, Codey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cody, Kody outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cody is also pronounced similarly to Cuddy, Kodey and Kodi. Other suggested similar baby names are Cade, Ced, Cid, Coby, Cory, Coy, Cyd and Jody. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cody.