What does Jody mean?
Jody /jody/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Related boy name: Judah.
Jody▼ has 46 more relations 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.Kreatif forms: Jady, Jedy, Jodiah. [more]
How popular is Jody?
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. in the 1970s, 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). Forms like Iosip are uncommon. 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)