[ 2 syll. woo-dy, wo-ody ] The baby boy name Woody is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is WUH-D-iy- †. Woody is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Old English.
Woody is a pet form of the name Elwood (English).
Woody is also a variant of the name Haywood (English).
Woody is also a variant of the name Sherwood (English).
Woody is also a pet form of the name Woodrow (English).
Woody is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1944, 0.008% of baby boys were given the name Woody. Its ranking then was #599. The baby name has since fallen in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. Out of all boy names in its group, Woody was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2012. Woody has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Woody: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; UH as in "look (L.UH.K)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Woody:
Filmmaker Woody Allen, born Allen Stewart Konigsberg, 1 December 1935, Brooklyn, New York.
Singer Woody Guthrie, born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, 14 July 1912 - 3 October 1967, Okemah, Oklahoma.