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Origin and Meaning of Bode

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Bode
To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.

Etymology: OE. bodien, AS. bodian to announce, tell from bod command; akin to Icel. bo�a to announce, Sw. båda to announce, portend. √89. See Bid

verb Bode
To foreshow something; to augur.
noun Bode
  1. An omen; a foreshadowing.(Obs)"The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth." [Chaucer.]
  2. A bid; an offer.(Obs. or Dial)
noun Bode
A messenger; a herald.

Etymology: AS. boda; akin to OFries. boda, AS. bodo, OHG. boto. See Bode (v. t.)

noun Bode
A stop; a halting; delay.

Etymology: See Abide

Bid or bidden.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Indicate, as with a sign or an omen ("These signs bode bad news")
  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Iowa
  3. A village in Nepal
  4. A river in Germany, a tributary to the Saale
  5. A small river and tributary to the Wipper

Notable Persons Named Bode

Bode Miller is a skier for the Alpine skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999. Bode was born on October 12th, 1977 in United States.


Bode was born in 1918. He breathed his last breath in 1953.


Bode Olajumoke is a National Senator. Bode was born on July 1st, 1944.



Bode Rhodes-Vivour is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Justice of theSupreme Court of Nigeria. Bode was born on March 22nd, 1951 in Lagos State.


Bode was born on May 2nd, 1948.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bode

Dániel Böde is a soccer player for the Ferencvárosi TC, Paksi FC, and Hungary national football team. Dániel was born on October 24th, 1986 in Szekszárd.


Hendrik Wade Bode was a scientist in the fields of control systems, physics, mathematics, and telecommunications. Hendrik was born on December 24th, 1905 in Madison, Wisconsin. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 1982.


Vaughn Bodē is a comics creator.


Johann Elert Bode was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Johann was born in Hamburg. He breathed his last breath on November 23rd, 1826.


Marco Bode is a soccer player for the SV Werder Bremen, SV Werder Bremen II, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Marco was born on July 23rd, 1969 in Osterode am Harz.


Harald was born on October 19th, 1909 in Hamburg. He left this life on January 15th, 1987.


How popular is the baby name Bode in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1998 8 0 8
1999 7 0 7
2000 8 0 8
2002 131 0 131
2003 60 0 60
2004 55 0 55
2005 82 0 82
2006 235 0 235
2007 143 0 143
2008 105 0 105
2009 94 0 94
2010 287 0 287
2011 190 0 190
2012 166 0 166
2013 115 0 115
2014 294 0 294
2015 264 0 264
2016 203 0 203
2017 170 0 170
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Bode as a first name

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Popularity of Bode as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bode U.S.
  White 92.98% 64.26%
  African American 0.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.10% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bode

People with the last name Bode are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bode

  • How Popular is the name Bode? Bode is the 5,702nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bode was the 5,919th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bode have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,617 babies born with the first name Bode in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bode to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bode? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Bode first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bode is Wednesday, March 1st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Bode born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bode was in 2014 with a total of 294 babies.
  • Random Bode Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bode is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Bode: Your name in reverse order is Edob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Beod. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bode? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,824 people with the last name Bode.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bode? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bode as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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