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pinWhat 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.


Jody has 3 variants: Jodey, Jodi and Jodie.

Related boy name: Judah.

Jody has 16 more relations via Joseph, Jude: Jo, Joey, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Jozef, Jud, Judah, Judas and Judd.

Jody has 1 feminine form: Jo.

Kreatif forms: Jode, Jondy, Jote. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jody name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jody outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jody, Jodie, Joey, Jose, Josef in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joseph, Josue, Judah, Judd, Jude in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josef, Joseph, Jude outside U.S.

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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.