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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jody

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jody in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jody:

  • Records indicate that 29,078 boys in the United States have been named Jody since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1971, when 1,701 people in the U.S. were given the name Jody. Those people are now 49 years old.

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    Comments about the name Jody

    67% Approval Rating
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      2 Positive Comments

  • "Jody- female. I think my name is kick-ass and I love it!" Oct. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Jody, it was a MALE name when I was growing up, and I absolutely adored the little boy on "Family Affair", so I named him Jody, but he hates it, because his mail and phone calls assume he is female. WHEN did girls steal this name and make it feminine?" Nov. 25, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Jody and I am female. I have never liked my name because it sounds like a boys name. My family calls me Jo for short. I have five sisters that all have beautiful girly names which has always got to me. When I had my two daughters I named them the most girlish names I could think of that could never be used as boy names." Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "I named my son Jody in 1978. I believe it is a male name not female. I really like the name but he hates it. People make assumptions all the time. Almost everyday something occurs ie he is standing @ the pharmacy to p/up a script & is asked where?s Jody? Or trying to get info on an account in the phone & they say I could only give it to Jody...put her on the phone. Everyday it goes on & on & on. I told him to either call himself Joe or change his name but he would rather annoy me for the rest of his life a/these misidentity stories. Oh well! I still like the name For a boy!" Feb. 7, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jody and I'm a female. Must have been a popular boys name in the late 60's. I definitely associate it as a boy's name. Schools typically did a locker assignment according to gender back when, so I was usually in the boys locker hallway. People also tell me I look like a Jody, also not sure what that means :) My siblings received very girly names..." Jan. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my oldest son Jodi 45 years ago. Never liked it as a female name. If I had a girl I would never named her Jodi. As a grown adult man he often goes by Joe which to me is short for Jodi. He has never be the slightest bit feminine in any way. People who think it's just a female name have no idea what they're talking about. It was very popular as a male name in the 70s . He was named after the song Jodie by Joey Gregorash in 1971 but I changed the spelling to Jodi" Aug. 20, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love my name Jody. Am female and love having a non sexual sounding name. Always been thrilled that I didn't have a feminine sounding name. Love the ambiguity." May. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a woman and my parents named me Jody in 1950. I am also a professional Economist an unusual occupation for women my age and work with a lot of engineering firms I have found the gender ambiguity of my name useful." Apr. 20, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think that's my mom post from 2016 if not that's the same reason I'm named Jody and that thing with the mail always happens! Lol that you Mom" Mar. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jodie. I never liked it. I am a woman and I went to school with 3 boys named Jody. Popular name in the 1960's/1950's. The funny thing is people tell me I look like a Jodie. What that means I'm not sure. I'm 5 feet tall petite look like a woman. I do joke around a lot. So I think they might simply mean that my name suits my personality. I'm always called spunky and feisty." Mar. 26, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name jodie think ama spell joadie looks more boyiah I thought. This name was a girls name OBVS wrong but still love it ( 25.03.16 ) Our joadie will be here" Nov. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my son jody 21 years ago!! and i have no regrets i love the name for a male sounds musculine dislike it for a girls name" Sep. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend is named Jody and he hates his name to the point of threatening to change it. I like it because it's not that common. Sometimes when we are introduced to other people, though, they call me Jody (even though my name is a girl's name) and we have to correct them and tell them that HE'S Jody. Those who grew up in the late 60's and early 70's, the TV show "Family Affair" will recall that the little boy was called Jody." Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jody is, to me more male than female sounding. I love the name Jody for a male beasause it sounds so firendly and aslo as though it belongs to a popular Guy. If I had the name Jody and was a guy I would be proud of it and make it work for me." Apr. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jody, and I am a male. Unfortunately, the name is now more common as a female name, and it is not considered a masculine name. I am considering changing my name to Brody. Any opinions?" Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most people think I'm a girl and are surprised to see that I am a man. Most people want to spell my name Jodie which is the female spelling of the name. My wife has no problems getting any information about any accounts that I have because they think she is Jody. It's a game to my wife and she really enjoys pretending she is me. Which will be a big problem if we every divorce." Mar. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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