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Cody

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1889 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1906 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1911 7 0 7
1912 13 0 13
1913 9 0 9
1914 13 0 13
1915 15 0 15
1916 18 0 18
1917 26 0 26
1918 24 0 24
1919 23 0 23
1920 24 0 24
1921 28 0 28
1922 22 0 22
1923 28 0 28
1924 18 0 18
1925 8 0 8
1926 24 5 19
1927 17 0 17
1928 17 0 17
1929 12 0 12
1930 20 0 20
1931 25 0 25
1932 15 0 15
1933 17 0 17
1934 28 5 23
1935 13 0 13
1936 23 0 23
1937 22 0 22
1938 21 0 21
1939 20 0 20
1940 19 0 19
1941 23 0 23
1942 18 0 18
1943 28 5 23
1944 29 0 29
1945 34 7 27
1946 36 8 28
1947 39 5 34
1948 49 6 43
1949 38 7 31
1950 54 12 42
1951 54 0 54
1952 76 9 67
1953 70 8 62
1954 86 11 75
1955 88 12 76
1956 84 13 71
1957 90 11 79
1958 109 13 96
1959 97 10 87
1960 109 21 88
1961 126 13 113
1962 154 13 141
1963 190 15 175
1964 211 20 191
1965 180 12 168
1966 173 14 159
1967 209 13 196
1968 228 16 212
1969 281 25 256
1970 416 34 382
1971 449 37 412
1972 523 39 484
1973 691 40 651
1974 840 43 797
1975 955 54 901
1976 1,156 58 1,098
1977 1,330 64 1,266
1978 1,843 159 1,684
1979 2,014 158 1,856
1980 2,063 108 1,955
1981 2,473 145 2,328
1982 3,390 211 3,179 #95 boy name
1983 3,659 151 3,508 #81 boy name
1984 5,411 209 5,202 #62 boy name
1985 7,326 232 7,094 #52 boy name
1986 7,136 207 6,929 #56 boy name
1987 8,895 227 8,668 #49 boy name
1988 10,833 253 10,580 #43 boy name
1989 11,008 190 10,818 #45 boy name
1990 15,621 229 15,392 #31 boy name
1991 19,208 230 18,978 #24 boy name
1992 20,075 202 19,873 #24 boy name
1993 19,332 181 19,151 #24 boy name
1994 17,755 166 17,589 #25 boy name
1995 15,706 141 15,565 #26 boy name
1996 13,048 98 12,950 #31 boy name
1997 10,372 80 10,292 #36 boy name
1998 8,882 70 8,812 #43 boy name
1999 7,909 47 7,862 #45 boy name
2000 7,187 54 7,133 #60 boy name
2001 6,640 67 6,573 #64 boy name
2002 5,985 51 5,934 #71 boy name
2003 5,442 46 5,396 #78 boy name
2004 5,182 59 5,123 #84 boy name
2005 4,551 26 4,525 #96 boy name
2006 4,126 29 4,097
2007 3,590 35 3,555
2008 3,525 24 3,501
2009 3,016 21 2,995
2010 2,457 23 2,434
2011 2,193 20 2,173
2012 2,026 22 2,004
2013 1,767 19 1,748
2014 1,762 27 1,735
2015 1,603 24 1,579

Fun Facts about the name Cody

  • How many people with the first name Cody have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 284,951 babies born with the first name Cody in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cody to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cody? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cody first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cody is Sunday, June 30th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Cody born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cody was in 1992 with a total of 19,873 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cody!
  • Random Cody Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cody ranks 46th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 65 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Cody: Your name in reverse order is Ydoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydoc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cody? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,600 people with the last name Cody.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cody? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Cody as their last name.

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Popularity of Cody as a first name

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Popularity of Cody as a last name

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Common last names for Cody

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • White
  • Jones
  • Thompson
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cody U.S.
  White 77.45% 64.26%
  African American 14.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cody

People with the last name Cody are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cody" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cody as well as things modernly associated with the name Cody such as celebrities named Cody.

English

Origin and Meaning of Cody

The name "Cody" is of English origin, and it means "Descendant of Oda". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States showman famous for his Wild West Show (1846-1917)

From Irish Ó Cuidighthigh meaning "son of (a person named) Helpful" and from Mac Óda meaning son of Otto.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A ghost town in British Columbia
  4. An unincorporated community in Florida
  5. A village in Nebraska
  6. A city in Wyoming

Notable Persons With the Name Cody

Cody Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt is a leading somebody. Cody was born on July 7th, 1991 in Uhrichsville, Ohio, United States.

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Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes is a famed human. Cody was born on June 30th, 1985 in Marietta, Georgia.

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Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson is a pop music, contemporary r&b, teen pop, and pop rock musician. He was most active from 2010 to present. Cody was given the name Cody Robert Simpson on January 11th, 1997 in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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Cody Walker

Cody Walker is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2015. Cody was born on June 13th, 1988 in Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Cody Hall

Cody Hall is an influential human. Cody was born on May 31st, 1991 in Florida.

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Cody Linley

Cody Linley is an actor, singer, rapper, and dancer. He has been prominent since 1994. Cody was given the name Cody Martin Linley on November 20th, 1989 in Lewisville, Texas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cody

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill was an army scout, pony express rider, ranch hand, wagon train driver, buffalo hunter, fur trapper, gold prospector, showman, cowboy, and pony express. His military service ended in 1865. Buffalo was given the name William Frederick Cody on February 26th, 1846 in Le Claire, Iowa, U.S. Buffalo is also known as Buffalo Bill Cody. He died on January 10th, 1917.

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Iron Eyes Cody

Iron Eyes Cody was a noteworthy human. His most notable accomplishments were from 1927 to 1987. Iron was given the name Espera Oscar de Corti on April 3rd, 1904 in Kaplan, Louisiana, U.S. Iron is also known as The Crying Indian. He left this life on January 4th, 1999.

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Diablo Cody

Diablo Cody is a screenwriter, tv producer, film producer, film director, author, journalist, memoirist, stripper, exotic dancer, blogger, memoir, striptease, and blog. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Diablo was given the name Brook Busey on June 14th, 1978 in Lemont, Illinois, United States. Diablo is also known as Brook Maurio.

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Terrence Cody

Terrence Cody is a football player. Terrence was born on June 28th, 1988 in Fort Myers, Florida. Terrence is also known as Cody, Terrence Bernard, Jr.; Cody, Terrence B., and Jr..

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Jennifer Cody

Jennifer Cody is a famed human. Jennifer was born on November 10th, 1969.

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James A. Cody

James A. Cody is a noteworthy somebody. James was born on June 19th, 1965 in Massachusetts.

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  • Commando Cody
    (fictional character)
  • Richard A. Cody
    (military person)
  • Lew Cody
    (actor)
  • Radmilla A. Cody
    (noteworthy human)
  • Brian Cody
    (gaelic games player)
  • Shaun Cody
    (football player)
  • Kathleen Cody
    (theatre)
  • Jake Cody
    (famous human)
  • Bill Cody
    (actor)
  • Josh Cody
    (famed somebody)
  • Kate Lester
    (actress)
  • Henry John Cody
    (President of the University of Toronto)
  • Nathan Cody
    (radio personality)

What does the name Cody mean?

Cis for change, you are able to adapt.

Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

Dis for delight, a surprise from within.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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