Jody - Meaning of Jody
[ 2 syll. jo-dy, jod-y ] The baby girl name Jody is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being slightly more popular. It is pronounced JHOWDiy- †. Jody's origin is Hebrew, and its use, English.
Jody is a familiar form (English) of the English and Polish Joanna.
Jody is also a form (English) of the English and Hebrew Jodi.
Jody is also a familiar form (English) of the English, French, and German Josephine.
Jody is also a familiar form (English) of the English, French, and German Judith.
See also the related form, the English Jodyann.
Jody is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1970, 0.120% of baby girls were named Jody. It was #153 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Jody, Josephine was the most regularly used. Although Jody is today somewhat more frequently used for boys, there was a period from 1940 to 1989 when more girls were given the name. After 1990, increasingly the name became more popular with boys than with girls. In 1990, 8.791% more boys than girls were given the name Jody.
† Pronunciation for Jody: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"