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: Judi, Judie, Jodi, Jodie, Judy
DIMINUTIVE: Jodene
MASCULINE FORMS: Jo, Joe, Joey, Jojo, Joseph
OTHER LANGUAGES: 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, Jutte (German), Yehudit (Hebrew), Jozefa, Judit (Hungarian), Giuditta, Giuseppa, Giuseppina (Italian), Judith (Jewish), Judit (Norwegian), Józefa, Judyta (Polish), Josefa, Judite (Portuguese), Judita (Slovak), Jožefa (Slovene), Josefa, Judit, Judith, Pepita (Spanish), Judit (Swedish)
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