Family name origins & meanings
- English : metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and bags, from Middle English cod ‘bag’.
- English : nickname for a man noted for his apparent sexual prowess, from cod(piece), in Tudor times the garment worn prominently over the male genitals.
- English : from Middle English cod, the fish (of uncertain origin, perhaps a transferred use of 1), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish, or possibly as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way.
- Irish : variant of Cody.
- Irish (County Wexford) : from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Cod.