What does Jody mean?
Jody \j(o)-dy\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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 on this name, see also the related boy name Judah.
Jody▼ has 46 more related variations via Joseph, Jude: Che, Giuseppe▼, Giuseppino, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Joey▼, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef▼, Joseito, Joselito, Josep, Josephe, Josephus, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef, Jud, Judah, Judas, Judd, Judsen, Judson▼, Osip, Pepe, Pepito, Peppi, Pino, Pipo, Sepp, Seppi, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusuf, Yusup and Yuszef.
Jody has 1 feminine form: Jo.
Jody is a very prominent first name for men (#432 out of 1220, Top 35%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#94227 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Jody for boys. Jody entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #205 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Jody are Giuseppe, Jodie, Joey (#686 last year), Jose (#76), Josef, Joseph (#20), Josephus, Josue (#269), Judah (#243), Judd, Jude (#162), Judson (#960), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589). Usage of these boy names is at its peak presently (usage of 0.3486%), except for versions such as Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey and Josef which have become somewhat outmoded. The most trendy birth names in this compilation are Josue (#269), Judah (#243), Jude (#162), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589), with Jude going through a resurgence in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Jody and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)