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 (#1596 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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). This boy name was at the top of its popularity in the year 1992 and has become significantly less popular since, 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)