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Gender: Male Meaning of Cody: "helpful, pillow" Origin of Cody: English Cody's Popularity in 2017: #278

The name Cody is a boy's name of English origin meaning "helpful, pillow". Cody is ranked #278 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset Makeover Game! Boys".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Cody

Cody Martin Linley, American actor
Cody Robert Simpson, Australian singer
Cody Joseph Ross, American baseball player
Cody Carson, American singer
Cody James Asche, American baseball player
Cody Rhodes (born Cody Garrett Runnels), American pro wrestler
Cody Lee Saintgnue, American actor
Cody Reed Kasch, American actor
Cody Deaner (born Chris Gray), American pro wrestler
Cody Hay, Canadian pair skater
Cody Jones, American YouTuber of Dude Perfect
Cody Miller, American swimmer
Cody Christian, American actor
Cody Owen, American YouTuber of TheAtlanticCraft
Cody John Palance, American actor; son of actor Jack Palance
Cody James Bellinger, American baseball player; son of Clay Bellinger
Cody Fern, Australian actor
Cody Loggins (b. 1983), son of singer Kenny Loggins
Cody Blue Snider (b. 1989), son of singer Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Cody Newton Gifford (b. 1990), son of actress Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford
Cody Alan Williams (b. 1991), son of actor Robin Williams
(Christopher) Cody Cyrus (b. 1992), son of singer Billy Ray Cyrus; half-brother of Miley Cyrus
Dakota "Cody" Lohan (b. 1996), brother of actress Lindsay Lohan
Cody Clark Hoellein (b. 2011), son of family vlogger Bonnie Hoellein
William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American Wild West figure
Cody Ko (b.1990), Canadian-American comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Cody

Cody Martin, main character of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody; twin of Zack Martin
Cody Nicholson, from the movie "True Romance"
Cody Parker, character from TV series "American Gothic"
Cody, clone commander from Star Wars "The Clone Wars"
Cody Banks, main character in the movie "Agent Cody Banks"
Cody Morgan, character from "Before I Wake"
Cody, character in Erin Hunter's "Warriors" book series
Cody Hackins, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Cody, Wyoming, USA

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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