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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 Hipster British Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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

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
Woodrow "Woody" Fink, character on TV's "Suite Life on Deck"
Woodrow "Woody" Strode, character on TV's "Psych"

Woodie, Woodey


mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


Considering that woody is a euphemism for an erection.........yeah.....not the best name.

Azi*Cwater Says:


I've heard of this being short for Edward

southern.maple Says:


I went to school with a guy named Woody, and he did not have an issue with his name.

Catherine Rose Says:


Completely unusable in Canada/United States.

soccergirl48120 Says:


okay i hate when people but mean comments on name, but woody really??????? Woody that kid is going to have trouble in school fyi