Cody 🔥

Gender: Male Meaning of Cody: "helpful, pillow" Origin of Cody: English Cody's Popularity in 2019: #284

Cody Origin and Meaning

The name Cody is a boy's name of English origin meaning "helpful, pillow".

In the early 1990s, Cody was in the Top 25 most popular boys' names in the USA; but it has been in decline since then. It retains a greater degree of popularity in the UK, however. Cody might be short for Dakota but despite its nickname feeling, it's a name of its own.

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Rank in US: #284

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Pop Culture References for the name Cody

Kody, Codi, Codey, Codie, Kodey, Kodie, Kodee


ParanoidAndroid Says:


This name experienced a brief stint in popularity in the heyday of William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and then a massive spike in the 90s. Like Shane, this Western-reminiscent name is still widely known, but not used as often as it once was. I think Cody makes for a nice choice for people looking for something familiar, yet not as irritatingly popular.

deusvult Says:


I just named my character "pillow", ha ha ha.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I've loved this name since I heard it on Cody Simpson several years ago. I think this is a perfect name for a boy. I'm surprised this name isn't more popular because of the show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

grace147 Says:


I like how this name reminds me of a surfer guy. One of my favorites