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Meaning and name origin
Jody \j(o)-dy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jody), is pronounced JOH-dee. It is of English origin. Nickname for Joseph (Hebrew) "Jehovah increases" and Jude. Literary: Jody is the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Yearling". More likely a girl's name.
For more information, see also the related boy name Judah.
There is 1 feminine form of Jody: Jo.
Jody is a very popular first name for males (#432 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83279 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jody for boys (2014 statistics).
Jody is also pronounced similarly to Jada. Other suggested similar baby names are Cody, Jade, Jed, Jedd, Joby, Joed, Joey, Jordy, Jory, Jud, Judd and Kody. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jody.
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