Jody - boys name

Jody name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Jody name meaning:

The name Jody is of English origin and is predominantly used as a masculine given name. It is believed to be a variant of the Hebrew name Judah, meaning "praised" or "thanks." Jody can also be seen as a diminutive form of Joseph, which means "God will increase" or "He adds."

People named Jody often possess attributes associated with the meanings of their name. They are often seen as kind-hearted, compassionate, and empathetic individuals who strive to bring joy and comfort to those around them. Jody is known for their ability to uplift the spirits of others and make them feel valued and appreciated.

The name Jody has been used in various cultural references, including literature and film. Notably, the character Jody in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel "The Yearling" embodies the qualities typically associated with the name, displaying a caring and nurturing nature. Overall, Jody is a name that represents gratitude, kindness, and the ability to bring happiness to others.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Joseph. God adds.


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Related names

Joseph , Fifi , Fifine, Jody , Joe , Joey , Joosef, Joosep, Jose , Josef , Josefa, Josefina , Josep, Josepha, Josephe, Josephina, Josette , Josie , Josina, Joska, JosT, Jozsef, Jozsi, Manasses, Pepe, Pepillo, Pepita, Peppino, Pippino, Yosef , Yosefu, Yusuf

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Overall UK ranking: 3990 out of 4789

4 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Jody

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