Bodhi - A very unique male name

  Feb 20,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bodhi, meaning awakening, enlightenment, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1993 on position #3153. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bodhi and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bodhi? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bodhi. The baby boy name Bodhi was given to 178 baby boys in 2012, ranking #900 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,219 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bodhi peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2012 on position 900.

Famous with this name

Bodhi Elfman
Bodhi Scarborough
Bodhi Schofield

How would you rate Bodhi, 1-5?

Rating: 5/5 (32 people)

Bodhi is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bodhi is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #254 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,369.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bodhi is where you live.

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Bodhi origin and meaning

Bodhi is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means awakening, enlightenment. To see famous people named Bodhi, pop culture references for the name Bodhi and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bodhi

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bodhi, sorted by popularity.

Boyd / Buddy / Bud / Betty / Bode / Bodie / Buddie / Budd / Bodee / Beth /

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)

Chart position per state (visualized)

Chart position per year (table view)

Year Rank

Chart position per state (table view)

State Rank
North Carolina673
New York1223

Even more about Bodhi

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bodhi a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bodhi?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Name Bodhi
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 9,219
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1993
2012 births +178

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