Gender: Male Meaning of Peabody: "having the body of a gnat" Origin of Peabody: English

Peabody Origin and Meaning

The name Peabody is a boy's name of English origin meaning "having the body of a gnat".

Peabody is a quintessentially Waspy surname that your child won't thank you for -- either the pea part or the body part, or the meaning part.

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clairels Says:


I can definitely see how Fatima would be pretty in another language. Unfortunately, in English, it's just never going to work.

stellarvra99 Says:


Fátima is actually a very common and pretty name here, in Spain. I does have a good sound, it means captivating and unique, which is a nice meaning. It doesn't have teasing potential or parts that look wrong. And it has nicknames: Fatia, Ima/Imma...

Fluffykitten101 Says:


This name is just as bad as Fatima on a girl... Not great. It has all the ticks in the boxes for a bad name:

Ugly sound (check!)
Bad meaning (check!)
Teasing potential (check!)
Part of it sounds/looks wrong (double check!)
No nicknames/bad nicknames (Pee-pee, body- check!)

My deepest sympathy goes to all the Peabody's out there in the world.

Diane Says:


As someone who grew up with this as a last name, I love the history behind it and would happily give it to my child as a MIDDLE name...first name is a bit much. ;)

Zelliew Says:


There's not much going for this name

clairels Says:


The funniest part about this name is the meaning. Who on earth thought "having the body of a gnat" was an admirable quality to impart to their child?

Jordalini Says:


This would be a poor choice, poor kid.

fuzzycub Says:


Pee-pee is not a cute nickname.