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Jody (F)>

Jody (female)

Variants:Judy (F)
Diminutive(s):Jo (F)
Pet Name for:Judith (F)
Derivative(s):Jo (F) Jodene (F)
Can be spelt:Jodi (F) Jodie (F)
Masculine form:Jody (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

Chambers Dictionary [2003]

English, probably a pet name for Judith or Jude (F). The origin of the male name Jody (M) [q.v.] is more obscure. The spelling variants Jodi and Jodie are generally female.

It is possible Jodene is derived from Jody.

Chambers suggests Jody/Jodi is derived by extension of Jo.