Woody - boys name

Woody name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Woody name meaning:

The name Woody is generally considered a nickname or a shortened form of the name Woodrow. Woodrow is an English name that originated from Old English words "wudu" meaning "wood" and "row" meaning "line" or "clearing." Therefore, the name Woody can be interpreted as "from the wood clearing" or "one who lives near the woods."

Symbolically, the name Woody evokes images of nature, strength, and groundedness. It embodies qualities associated with trees and forests, such as resilience, stability, and adaptability. Additionally, the name Woody may also carry connotations of warmth, as wood is often used for building fires, providing comfort and sustenance.

As a given name, Woody gained popularity in the United States in the early 20th century, possibly due to the influence of the 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson. Since then, it has been associated with notable figures in various fields, including music (Woody Guthrie), film (Woody Harrelson), and sports (Woody Hayes). Overall, the name Woody conveys a sense of connection to nature and an enduring presence.

Origin: American

Form of Woods. Of the woods.

Related names

Woods , Woody

Other boys names beginning with W


Overall UK ranking: 356 out of 4789

126 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Woody

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