Cody, Kody

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FOR REAL:Cody started out as an anglicization of the Irish surnames Mac Óda, which means 'son of Óda [the Irish form of Otto]' and Mac Cuidighthigh which comes from a word meaning "helper." The latter form is more usually anglicized Cuddy, Quiddihy and Cuddihy. However, in the USA, this name rose to popularity in the 1990s with the trend of western/cowboyish names; Buffalo Bill Cody the legendary cowboy showman is the most famous bearer of the surname. To further add cowboyishness to the name, Cody is often used as a short form of Dakota. It is most common for boys, though it is found on girls as well.

other recorded spellings: Codey, Codie, Kodi, Coty, Codi, Kodie, Kodey, Koty, Kodee

related names: Dakota, Otto