What does Jody mean?
Jody /jody/ 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 1 feminine form: Jo.Kreatif forms:
(male) Jode, Jondy, ..
(female) Jodyja, Josa, ..
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 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #203 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Popular related forms of Jody are Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Joey (#686 last year), Jose (#76), Josef (#1446), Joseph (#20), Josue (#269), Judah (#243), Judd (#1957) and Jude (#162). Other forms, like Joos, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Jody was more pronounced among parents 104 years ago (adoption of 2.78%) and has become much less since (adoption 1.23%, down 55.7%), with versions such as Joey becoming less stylish. Judah and Jude are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here.
Jody▼ is pronounced similarly to Jada. Other recommended names are Addy, Andy, Ardy, Brody▲, Cody▼, Eddy, Gordy, Jacy, Jade, Jary, Jay▼, Jed, Jedd, Joab, Joao, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jock, Joe▼, Joed, Joel, John▼, Jon▼, Jona, Jonn, Jonny, Jordi, Jordy▲, Jordyn, Jorey, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jorry, Jory, Josh▼, Jove, Jovi, July, Kody▼, Mordy, Roddy, Rowdy, Rudy▼ and Woody. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jody.