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: Jode, Jondy, Jote. [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 Jodie, Joey (#686 last year), Jose (#76), Josef, Joseph (#20), Josue (#269), Judah (#243), Judd and Jude (#162). Other forms, like Joss, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Jody was more pronounced among parents in 2010 (adoption of 0.467%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.454%, down 2.7%), but with the versions Jodie, Jody, Joey and Josef becoming less stylish. Josue, Judah and Jude are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, 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)
Jody▼ is pronounced similarly to Jada, Jaydee and Jediah. Other recommended similar baby names are Cody▲, Jade▼, Jaide, Jayde, Jed▼, Jedd, Jet, Jeth, Jett▲, Joby, Joed, Jordy▼, Jory and Kody▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jody.