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Pronunciation

koʊdi

Origin

English, Irish

Meaning

This cute and snappy Irish-origin name actually has a mysterious history. Some say Cody is Irish Gaelic, meaning 'son of Cuidightheach', a byname for a helpful person, making Cody the child of a good samaritan. Others say Cody comes from Mac Oda 'son of Oda', or a person of uncertain origin. Still others say that its meaning is from the Greek for 'pillow'!

Rank in the year 2015

Cody was ranked #442 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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