Name Meaning

Jodi

Jodi was a super popular unisex name in the 1970s, and is now a not-so-popular girls’ name. Meaning “God increases,” the name still sounds too recently vintage to become cool again anytime soon.

 

Origin:

  • English: God increases
Nicknames:

  • Joda
  • Jodie
  • Jody
  • Judie
  • Judy

Syllables: 2

International Variations:

  • Joda
  • Jodie
  • Jody
  • Judie
  • Judy
Famous Namesakes:Actress Jodie Foster, Author Jodi Picoult, Actress Jodi O’Keefe, Actress Jodi Benson

Lyn

Also a boy’s name

Meaning “cascading water,” Lyn is one of those old-fashioned names that retired long ago never to be heard from again. And let’s be honest, the missing ‘n’ is disconcerting. But who knows, maybe there will be a great revival of names that remind you of the 1940s.

 

Origin:

  • English: Cascading water
Alternate Spellings:

  • Linn
  • Lynne

Syllables: 1

Famous Namesakes:Musician Lyn Collins, Author Lyn Stone