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Quick Facts on Cody

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 214
Simple meaning:
Helpful person, or prosperity

Characteristics of Cody

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cody

Cody is the transferred use of an Irish surname which originated as the Gaelic “Ó Cuidighthigh” from a nickname meaning ‘a helpful person’. It is also thought to come from Mac Óda (‘son of Otto’) from a Germanic word meaning ‘prosperity’. Out of all the English-speaking countries, Cody is a Top 100 male name in only New Zealand, Australia and Scotland.

Popularity of the Name Cody

The name Cody appears on the U.S. popularity charts sporadically in the late 1800s, obviously influenced by the Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917). However, as we entered the 20th century, the name Cody falls completely off the naming charts. It finally reappears in 1951 and climbs the charts at a slow and steady pace for the next 30 years. In 1982, Cody achieves a position on the Top 100 list of most favored boys’ names. By the early 1990s, Cody is at the height of its usage and a Top 25 favorite. Since 1994 Cody has gone backwards on the charts and fell off the Top 100 list in 2006 for the first time in 25 years. The name had a good ride in the 80s and 90s but appears to be going out of style today. Not surprisingly, the name persists in popularity in the states of Wyoming and Alaska (not to mention Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware). Cody is both cute and manly at the same time. It shares a place on the list of Wild West boy names (like Wyatt and Carson) which gives the name a sense of innocuous mischievousness disguised in a cowboy hat.
Popularity of the Boy Name Cody
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cody

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Cody

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cody

    Cody Pomeray (Visions of Cody) Cody is the alter-ego for the real life friend of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady (although in the classic On the Road, he is called Dean Moriarty). He is featured in several of Kerouac’s novels, including Visions of Cody. He is larger than life, a free-spirited, restless original who demands the complete attention of all around him, and earns every moment of it. He is spiritual, he is sexy, he is wild, he is poetic. Faults he has aplenty, but he is never boring, never commonplace, and always at the center of the universe of his own making.

  • Popular Songs on Cody

    Popular Songs on Cody

    Cody - a song by Bowling For Soup

    Cody - a song by Mogwai

    Cody's Song - a song by Kenny Loggins

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cody

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cody

    Buffalo Bill Cody (John Hamilton) - A look at the Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Cody (Bruce Brooks) - Cody, the coach's kid, Wings captain, and high scorer plays a mean electric guitar. He and Zip, who plays drums, actually get a gig--the night before an important early-morning hockey game. Cody knows winning the game would mean a lot for team morale. But the gig would mean a lot of money. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Cody: The Puppy Place (Ellen Miles) - Charles and Lizzie Peterson have a special talent when it comes to taking care of animals and somehow there always seems to be another dog who needs their help! So it is no surprise that Lizzie offers to lend a hand when an overly energetic Dalmatian is left on their porch. But after Cody destroys Lizzie's Halloween costume she's not certain she can convince the perfect owner to adopt him. Will this pup's curious teeth cost him a home? With strong dog facts and helpful puppy tips included in every book, this series is not only fun to read but a great resource for prospective or current junior dog owners! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Dustin and a Mouse Named Cody (Kent D. Walsh) - An up close and personal look at a very special friendship between a little boy named Dustin and Cody, a scrawny little mouse. Cody, you see, feels like a failure, and that is why he is so sad. He simply wants to do something to make his parents proud. When new friend Dustin springs into action to try to help Cody, the fun really begins. Complemented warmly by delightful illustrations, this charming story of helping one's fellow mouse will provide quality reading time for parents and their children. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Suite Life of Zack & Cody: The Hotel Hangout (Kitty Richards) - Zack and Cody Martin are new in town and it's not easy! Sure, they get to live in a swanky hotel, but that means they also have to deal with a snobby and demanding heiress named London. This book is part of a series about twins Zach and Cody. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Virtual Cody (Betsy Duffey) - What's in a name? That's what third-grader Cody wants to know. More particularly, he wants to find out what's "in" his. And it better not be something that his nemesis P.J. can use to tease him. When he discovers his namesake was a dog, he's sure his life is over. What a surprise to find out that P.J. has name problems of her own. Duffey, who seems to have perfect pitch when it comes to children's feelings and concerns, will score big with this lively story. This book is part of a series about Cody Michaels. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Cody

    Famous People Named Cody

    Famous People Named Cody - Cody Chesnutt (musician); Cody Hay (figure skater); Cody Linley (actor); Cody Ransom (baseball player); Cody Rhodes (wrestler); Cody Ross (baseball player); Cody Willard (journalist)

  • Children of Famous People Named Cody

    Children of Famous People Named Cody

    Famous People who Named their Child Cody - Frank Gifford (sportscaster); Jack Palance (actor); Kathie Lee Gifford (entertainer); Kenny Loggins (musician); Robin Williams (comic/actor); Scott Bakula (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Cody - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Cody - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cody.

Personality of the Boy Name Cody

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Cody

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