Gender: Female Meaning of Kodiak: "island" Origin of Kodiak: Russian

Kodiak Origin and Meaning

The name Kodiak is a girl's name meaning "island".

It's a bear, it's (almost) a camera--think (at least) twice before you bestow it on your child.

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Renee5322 Says:


I totally thought this WAS the name of the camera, but that's Kodak. Mandela effect!

RoseGoldHeart Says:


Just don't.

perdirein Says:


Dakota is a unisex name, though I know many more girls with the name, and it leads to the nickname Kody.

Eliane Says:


That's also my complaint. As much as I love Nameberry, every name that's not of English origin is very badly researched, if it's included in the data base at all and often the meanings are completely wrong. Nameberry's strength are the name themes and the forums but for name etymology I've switched to Behind The Name long ago.

autumnreverie Says:


"It's a bear, it's a camera--think (at least) twice before you bestow it on your child."

Who's the moron who wrote that? Although it's really no surprise as Nameberry doesn't seem to research the names they list on here.

Zelliew Says:


Strange !

JessicaRK467 Says:


This doesn't feel like an actual name

bootsie Says:


I actually think this could be a cool name, but it has a more masculine feel to me.

fuzzycub Says:


Why would this be a female name when it nicknames to Kody? Nameberry seems to categorize nearly every word name as female by default.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Kodiak actually isn't just a bear. The Kodiak bear is named for the island on which it lives. Kodiak island in Alaska. So it could be a place name. And as for the camera, that's Kodak, not Kodiak.