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Gender: Male Origin of Moody: Surname name

The name Moody is a boy's name . Moody and is often added to lists like Baby Names from Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (38 - with occupations)".

From the experts:

Moody would work great as the name of Snow White's lost eighth dwarf friend, but we can't recommend it as a first name IRL. It was the last name of Harry Potter character Mad-Eye Moody, played by Brenden Gleason in the movies; his given name was Alastor. The bond credit rating company Moody's is likewise named for the surname of its founder, John Moody.

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Famous People Named Moody

Ralph Moody Hall, U.S. Congressman from Texas
Dwight Lyman Moody, American Christian evangelist and publisher, founder of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois

Pop Culture References for the name Moody

Moody Spurgeon MacPherson, character in "Anne of Green Gables"
Alistair "Mad-Eye" Moody, character in "Harry Potter"
Judy Moody, character in books by Megan McDonald
The Moody Blues, English rock band
"Moody's Point," a skit in Nickelodeon "Amanda Show"


Annaaaa Says:


I see this as more of an nickname.

vivi_simone Says:


I think of Moody Spurgeon, from Anne of Green Gables!

marnie r Says:


My best friend's LAST NAME is Moody, and she constantly gets jokes about it, and we're in high school. If you must, make it a middle name at least.

Zelliew Says:


Right ! Moody & Blue for a middle name, perhaps ?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Please don't name your kid this.

befx217 Says:


very cruel!

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


There is a movie that a little girl I babysat for loved called Judy Moody and the not bummer summer...or something like that.

Shishi Says:


Mad eye Moody???

raevynstar Says:


Eh. I think of the Harry Potter character, one of my favorites in the series, but I also think of the adjective, which is certainly not positive.

lesliemarion Says:


I love Moody!

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Guest Says:


Is anyone here old enough to remember the movie My Bodyguard? Matt Dillon's character was named Moody. He wasn't very nice guy.