Bodhi Name Meaning & Origin

Bodhi

Pronunciation: BOH-dee (key)

Related Names:

Bodie, Bode

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Comments and insights on the name Bodhi: | Edit

>"The traditional and correct Buddhist spelling is Bodhi."
Buddhist is not a language. Bodhi is a Sanskrit word. "BOH-DEE" Is also a horrible pronunciation of the name, but one that is very common thanks to stupid hollywood/surf culture references.

The closest proper pronunciation of the name is sounds a bit like "bow- these" (except.. don;t say the "se" part)

Personal experiences with the name Bodhi: | Edit

We named our son this in 2014. We have received nothing but compliments. Understand however that you will encounter people who can't pronounce or spell it correctly. We receive mail and other things from daily events and his name is often misspelled. Oh well. I am not going to divulge our reasons for choosing this moniker, but the meaning of it is beautiful no matter what your beliefs are. I do feel it is a beachy/surfy name and it fits my blonde haired blue eyed boy with a head full of curls to a T.

Nicknames for Bodhi: | Edit

Bo
Bowie
Bodes

Meanings and history of the name Bodhi: | Edit

Bodhi is a Sanskrit name meaning "Awakened" or "Enlightenment"
The Buddhist concept of Bodhi is spiritual awakening and freedom from the cycle of life.
Bodhi is also the name of the sacred ficus tree (ficus religiosa) under which Lord Buddha sat and obtained his enlightenment.

Famous real-life people named Bodhi: | Edit

Actor Bodhi (Pine) Elfman, husband to Jenna Elfman
Actress Amy Brenneman named her son "Bodhi Russell Siberling"
Australian Actor Cameron Daddo and model wife Alison Brae named their daughter "Bodhi Faith", the couple have two other children named Lotus and River.
Australian Actor/Model Bodhi Patrick
Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green named their son "Bodhi Randsom Green"
Australian Actress Teresa Palmer and her husband Mark Webber named their son Bodhi.
Actor Ian Somerhalder and wife, Actress Nikki Reed, named their daughter "Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder."
Bodhi Taylor Bragonier (b. 2007), son of American singer-songwriter Sally Taylor
Bodhi Hawn Hudson (b. 2010), son of American actor Oliver Hudson
Bodhi Robert Buckley (b. 2018), son of Irish-born Canadian actor AJ Buckley, brother to Willow Phoenix; twin to Ranger Joseph

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Robbie Williams "Bodies"
Character Name "Bodhi", (Point Break) Patrick Swayze

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