Jody Name Meaning & Origin

Jody

Pronunciation: JOH-dee (key)

Origin of the name Jody:

Originally a pet form of Judy, itself a pet form of Judith, which is ultimately derived from the Hebrew Yehudit (praise). Jody is now bestowed as an independent given name.

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My daughter is Jody. She was named to honor a gr-gma, Josephine. Jody is an evil name for evil people.

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Dody because i could not say jody when i was little

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David Allan Coe has a beautiful song called "Jody like a Melody."

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