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Gender: Male Origin of Woody: Diminutive of Woodrow Meaning of Woodrow: English, "row of houses by a wood"

The name Woody is a boy's name . Woody and is often added to lists like Rustic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

While Woodrow is too forbidding, its nickname Woody is a bit cartoonish, as in Woody Woodpecker and the animated cowboy character in Toy Story. Woody Allen was born Allen.

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Famous People Named Woody

Heywood "Woody" Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg), American director, screenwriter and actor
Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson, American actor
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie, American folksinger
Woodrow "Woody" Dantzler, American NFL football player
Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman, American jazz clarinetist
Woody Herman Shaw, American jazz trumpeter
Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes, American college football coach
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Paige, American sportswriter and broadcaster
Linwood "Woody" Kaine (b. 1992), son of American politician Tim Kaine

Pop Culture References for the name Woody

Sheriff Woody Pride, cowboy doll in Disney's "Toy Story" series
Woodrow Huckleberry Tiberius "Woody" Boyd, a main character on TV's "Cheers"
Woody Woodpecker, cartoon character
Woody Fink, character on TV's "Suite Life on Deck"
Woodrow "Woody" Strode, character on TV's "Psych"

Woodie, Woodey