What does Cody mean?
Cody \c(o)-dy\ 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Coty.
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 popularity of Cody for boys. Cody was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #24 in the U.S. in 1993, and is presently at #220. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Cody and corresponding names. Codey, Codie, Coty and Kody (#731 in 2014) are the prominent alternative forms of Cody (#220 in 2014). These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1992 (usage of 0.585%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2098%, down 64.1%), with the versions Codey, Codie, Coty and Kody becoming less trendy. Cody (#220) is the most chic boy name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)