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Given Name JODY
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: JO-dee   [key]
Meaning & History
Probably either a variant of JUDY or a diminutive of JOSEPH. It was popularized by the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel 'The Yearling' (1938) and the subsequent film adaptation (1946).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Jodi, Jodie, Jude, Judi, Judie, Judy, Jodene
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Judith (Biblical), Ioudith (Biblical Greek), Yehudit (Biblical Hebrew), Iudith (Biblical Latin), Josipa (Croatian), Josefa, Judita, Jitka (Czech), Judit, Jytte (Danish), Josée, Josèphe, Judith, Joséphine (French), Josepha, Judith, Jutta (German), Yehudit (Hebrew), Jozefa, Judit (Hungarian), Giuditta, Giuseppa, Giuseppina (Italian), Judith (Jewish), Judita (Lithuanian), Judit (Norwegian), Józefa, Judyta (Polish), Josefa, Judite (Portuguese), Judita (Slovak), Jožefa (Slovene), Josefa, Judit, Judith, Pepita (Spanish), Judit (Swedish)
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Sources and References
  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)