First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bodhi

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Canada says the name Bodhi is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Awakened".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Bodhi is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Awakened one".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Bodhi is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Awakened one".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Bodhi is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Awakened one".
  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Bodhi means "Has gorgeous parents".
Other origins: Irish, English, and Hindi

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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Bodhi

Bodhi Elfman is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Bodhi was given the name Bodhi Pine Saboff on July 19th, 1969 in Los Angeles.


Bodhi Jones is a popular music, folk rock, and independent music musician. He has been prominent since 2002. Bodhi was born Bodhi Jones on May 3rd, 1981.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi is a religious. Bhikkhu was born on December 10th, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 5 0 5
1977 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1992 14 0 14
1993 18 0 18
1994 15 0 15
1995 13 0 13
1996 18 0 18
1997 25 0 25
1998 25 0 25
1999 28 0 28
2000 18 0 18
2001 36 0 36
2002 51 0 51
2003 47 0 47
2004 55 0 55
2005 76 6 70
2006 105 0 105
2007 124 0 124
2008 145 7 138
2009 150 6 144
2010 230 5 225
2011 231 12 219
2012 247 9 238
2013 282 11 271
2014 440 6 434
2015 601 16 585
2016 951 37 914
2017 1,195 41 1,154

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International Interest for Bodhi

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Bodhi as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Bodhi

  • What name lists does Bodhi rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Bodhi? Bodhi is the 3,719th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bodhi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,155 babies born with the first name Bodhi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bodhi to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bodhi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bodhi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bodhi is Saturday, August 25th, 1973.
  • What year had the most people named Bodhi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bodhi was in 2017 with a total of 1,154 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bodhi!
  • Random Bodhi Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bodhi ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 13 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Bodhi: Your name in reverse order is Ihdob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dihob. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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