Jody - Meaning of Jody
[ 2 syll. jo-dy, jod-y ] The baby boy name Jody is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is JHOWDiy- †. Jody is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Hebrew origins.
In addition, Jody is a pet form (English) of the name Joseph (English, French, and German).
Jody is a rare baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1971, 0.094% of baby boys were given the name Jody. Its ranking then was #162. The baby name has since suffered a steep loss in popularity, and is currently of very modest use. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Jody, Joseph was the most frequently used. Though Jody is somewhat used more commonly as a baby boy name today, there was a period from 1940 to 1989 that it was more popular with girls. From 1990 on, increasingly more baby boys than girls were named Jody. In 1990, 8.791% more baby 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)"