Jody
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JO-dee
Meaning
Judea person
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Jody is a diminutive of Joseph, or Judy, ultimately derived from Judith. Judith originates in Hebrew language and means "Judea woman". It is a feminine form of Judah. Judith was a character in the Book of Genesis. She is also the heroine of the Book of Judith, a part of the Old Testament. As a feminine given name it was most popular in the middle of the 20th century. Since then its usage has declined.

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