Origin: Irish; English
Alternate spellings: Codey, Codie, Kody, Kodie
Despite Irish and English roots, Cody has an Americana cowboy appeal today, likely due to the association with legendary frontiersman “Buffalo Bill” Cody. (While the Western showman rocketed to fame in the late 1800s, the name Cody wasn’t regularly on the list of popular names in the U.S. until 1951.) Cody hit its prime in the early 1990s, when it ranked in the top 25. Other names with the same Western feel are Chase, Colton, and Wyatt.
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Rank of Similar Names in 2008