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Jody

First Name
87k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
171
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jody

"Jody" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of names beginning with J". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A diminutive of Judith or Jo, also used as a formal female given name.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Joe or Joseph, also used as a formal male given name.
  3. A male civilian who romances a military man's wife or girlfriend in his absence.

Notable Persons Named Jody

Jody Watley is a musician. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Jody was given the name Jody Vanessa Watley on January 30th, 1959 in Chicago.

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Jody Hill is a film director and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Jody was born in 1976 in Concord, North Carolina.

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Jody Scheckter is a formula one racer.

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Jody Hamilton is a wrestler. Jody was born on August 28th, 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Jody Latham is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1998. Jody was given the name Jody Lee Latham on January 1st, 1982 in Burnley.

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Jody Wilson-Raybould is a Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada, and Minister of Justice (Canada). Jody was born on March 23rd, 1971 in Vancouver.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jody

Jody is a pop music, rhythm, and blues singing. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to 2007. Jody was given the name Jody Williams on May 17th, 1990 in Cape Town.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 6 0 6
1917 7 0 7
1919 11 5 6
1920 12 7 5
1921 7 0 7
1923 12 0 12
1924 16 5 11
1925 20 10 10
1926 18 6 12
1927 15 0 15
1928 20 9 11
1929 21 7 14
1930 20 11 9
1931 24 16 8
1932 28 21 7
1933 40 27 13
1934 42 30 12
1935 48 32 16
1936 52 35 17
1937 47 29 18
1938 60 36 24
1939 44 22 22
1940 77 53 24
1941 59 41 18
1942 91 60 31
1943 90 65 25
1944 115 83 32
1945 99 72 27
1946 165 114 51
1947 377 240 137
1948 405 272 133
1949 416 294 122
1950 571 433 138
1951 710 556 154
1952 1,046 862 184
1953 1,042 852 190
1954 1,297 1,096 201
1955 1,804 1,508 296
1956 2,036 1,747 289
1957 2,525 2,134 391
1958 2,887 2,227 660
1959 2,757 1,860 897
1960 2,837 1,841 996
1961 2,666 1,832 834
1962 2,375 1,780 595
1963 2,459 1,725 734
1964 2,404 1,663 741
1965 2,243 1,569 674
1966 2,511 1,760 751
1967 2,685 1,628 1,057
1968 3,211 1,912 1,299
1969 3,549 1,959 1,590
1970 3,702 2,201 1,501
1971 3,640 1,937 1,703
1972 3,050 1,710 1,340
1973 2,930 1,687 1,243
1974 2,902 1,777 1,125
1975 2,624 1,685 939
1976 2,562 1,567 995
1977 2,562 1,501 1,061
1978 2,011 1,168 843
1979 1,724 994 730
1980 1,452 848 604
1981 1,240 744 496
1982 1,042 677 365
1983 933 602 331
1984 874 552 322
1985 786 491 295
1986 594 323 271
1987 531 282 249
1988 524 272 252
1989 446 227 219
1990 402 188 214
1991 371 169 202
1992 300 161 139
1993 282 146 136
1994 266 116 150
1995 247 121 126
1996 232 104 128
1997 189 83 106
1998 206 96 110
1999 186 80 106
2000 147 67 80
2001 145 53 92
2002 144 57 87
2003 144 44 100
2004 152 49 103
2005 117 38 79
2006 122 35 87
2007 141 40 101
2008 114 31 83
2009 108 34 74
2010 97 23 74
2011 112 38 74
2012 86 25 61
2013 81 23 58
2014 91 25 66
2015 75 18 57
2016 68 20 48

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Popularity of Jody as a first name

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Popularity of Jody as a last name

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Common last names for Jody

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Baker
  • Walker
  • Brooks
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jody U.S.
  White 86.55% 64.26%
  African American 2.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jody

People with the last name Jody are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jody

  • How Popular is the name Jody? Jody is the 701st most popular name of all time. As a last name Jody was the 104,602nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jody have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 86,833 babies born with the first name Jody in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jody to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jody? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jody first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jody is Sunday, May 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Jody born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jody was in 1958 with a total of 2,227 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jody!
  • Random Jody Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jody ranks 80th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 20 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Jody: Your name in reverse order is Ydoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odyj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jody? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 171 people with the last name Jody.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jody? Jody is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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