Quick Facts on Kody
- American, Irish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Kody
Kody is an Americanized respelling of Cody (American parents have a modern tradition of swapping Cs for Ks). Cody is the transferred use of an anglicized Irish surname which originated from the Gaelic “Ó Cuidighthigh” from a nickname meaning “a helpful person”. Alternately, Cody may have developed from the Gaelic Mac Óda (“son of Otto”) from a Germanic name meaning “prosperity”. In the United States, the name Cody gained fame in the name of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917), a Wild Wild West showman. As Cody gained popularity as a given name, Kody followed not too long after (in keeping with the American tendency to swap the “C” for a “K”). Outside of the United States, Kody is used with “so-so” frequency in Australia (another rugged, pioneering country).
Popularity of the Name Kody
Kody first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1978, right around the time that Cody was taking off in popularity. A very common trend among American parents is to take a popular “C” name and change it to a “K” name (just consider the Kardashians). Kody actually did remarkable well on his own, achieving peak popularity in 1993 at position #244 on the charts. Obviously not as successful as Cody (which was ranked #24 in 1993), but still not too bad for a respelled name. If you like the name Kody in reference to Buffalo Bill Cody then we say stick with the “C” spelling. Otherwise, Kody is just as kute.
Popularity of the Boy Name Kody
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kody
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kody
Kody We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kody.
Popular Songs on Kody
Kody - a song by Matchbox 20
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kody
Kody the Kid Cop: and the Case of the Missing Cat (John Marano) - Everyone had a dream about being a police officer. Solving crimes, serving and protecting the neighborhood. Through Kody the Kid Cop, we are able to go on these adventures and help save the day. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Kody
Famous People Named Kody - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Kody.
Children of Famous People Named Kody
Famous People Who Named Their Son Kody - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kody.
Kody - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (26 Feb 1846 – 10 Jan 1917) - Buffalo Bill Cody was born in Iowa in 1846 (the same year Iowa gained Statehood into the Union) but moved to Kansas as a young boy (his Canadian-born parents were vehemently against slavery). Before the age of 25 it seems Cody had already ridden the Pony Express, fought in the Civil War, scouted Indians on behalf of the U.S. Army, and worked as a bison-killer, a fur-trapper and a stagecoach driver. In fact, Bill Cody responded to a Pony Express advertisement at the age of 14; the ad called for "skinny, expert riders willing to risk death daily." That must tell you something right there. Obviously from this vantage point, Cody would have seen a lot of the Old Rugged West. A man with a colorful personality and a penchant for storytelling, Buffalo Bill Cody brought the Wild West Show to eager audiences across the eastern United States and Europe. The rogue cowboy themes of his show delighted audiences everywhere for four decades; Wild Bill Hickok, sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Indian Chief Sitting Bull performed for him. Buffalo Bill Cody was a real legend – his character, love of excitement, infectious personality and pioneering spirit has come to represent everything that is the Old West. He lives on in our imagination…
Personality of the Boy Name Kody
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kody