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Jody 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 name Judah.
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Popularity of Jody
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).
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