Variation or diminutive of Joseph
"Jehovah increases"

Jody Origin and Meaning

The name Jody is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Jehovah increases".

Quintessentially sweet and innocent unisex name of the 1960s and 70s, now gone the way of hot pants and disco balls.

# 980 in the US

Jody Rank in US Top 1000

Jody Popularity

Famous People Named Jody

  • Jody CundyBritish Paralympian

Jody in Pop Culture

  • Jodyboy character (with twin sister Buffy) from TV's "Family Affair"
  • "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone" hit 1971 single by R&B star Johnnie Taylor
  • Jody Silvermancharacter on Showtime series "Shameless"
  • Jody Varnera main character in the 1958 film "The Long, Hot Summer," starring Paul Newman
  • Jody "Joe" Starkscharacter in the book "Their Eyes Were Watching God," by Zora Neale Hurston