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What does Woody mean?

Woody Pronunciation of Woody as a boys' name. Nickname of Woodrow, etc. Familiar today due to actor Woody Harrelson and actor/director Woody Allen. Folk singer Woody Guthrie. Also form of Elwood. Also form of Haywood.



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How popular is Woody?

Woody is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#1825 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Woody reached its apex rank of #680 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Woody name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Woody are Woodrow (#1874 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Elwood and Haywood. Usage of these forms of Woody was common 108 years ago (USAGE OF 0.35%) and has become much reduced since, with forms like Woodrow going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Woody, Elwood, Haywood, Woodrow in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Woody and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Woody is alike in pronunciation to Addy and Eddy. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Brody, Cody, Gordy, Jody, Jordy, Kody, Mordy, Roddy, Rowdy and Woolf. These names tend to be more frequently used than Woody.