Bodhi Name Meaning

We can’t get enough of Bodhi! A deeply spiritual name, Bodhi refers to a period of awakening in Buddhism. He has a catchy sound and a whole lot of spunk, making him a handsome pick.

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Bodhi Name Popularity

How popular is the name Bodhi? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 5 0.0003%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 6 0.0004%
1998 7 0.0005%
1999 7 0.0005%
2000 0 0%
2001 9 0.0006%
2002 11 0.0007%
2003 14 0.0009%
2004 27 0.0018%
2005 21 0.0014%
2006 58 0.0037%
2007 65 0.0041%
2008 72 0.0047%
2009 87 0.0058%
2010 166 0.0115%
2011 147 0.0103%
2012 185 0.013%
2013 221 0.0155%
2014 395 0.0271%
2015 541 0.0372%
2016 882 0.0612%
2017 1,143 0.0819%
2018 1,051 0.0765%
2019 1,098 0.0811%
2020 296 1,101 0.0865%
2021 282 1,193 0.0976%

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Names Like Bodhi

If you like Bodhi, you’ll love these other names like Bodhi.


What names are diminutives of Bodhi?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Bodhi sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bodhi, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beau

Handsome

French

Bo

Scandinavian

Odi

Wealthy defender

Anglo-Saxon

Odie

Woad hill

English


What names are variants of Bodhi?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Bodhi.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bodie

Shelter; one who brings news

Scandinavian

Body

Blond

Celtic


What names sound like Bodhi?

If you like how Bodhi sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bodhi.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Boden

Shelter; one who brings news

Scandinavian

Bodin

Shelter; one who brings news

Scandinavian

Brody

Ditch

Scottish

Cody

Helpful

Irish

Jody

Hebrew


What names are similar to Bodhi?

Find a name that’s like Bodhi, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Deven

Divine

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ezra

Help

Hebrew

Journey

A trip or experience from one place to another

American

Rohan

Red-haired, red; ascending

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ryder

Mounted warrior

English

Taj

Crown

Indian (Sanskrit)

Uriah

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

Valor
Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

Xavi

Lists With Bodhi

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11 Comments

  1. Husband suggested the name for the movie Point Break. I liked it for its meaning. It’s means enlightenment in Sanskrit.

  2. I always loved the name Bodhi. I already had 2 girls and never thought I would have another child. Then one night my fiance and I were talking about boys name for some reason and he had mentioned that he liked the name Bodhi. And I was shocked, I thought i was the only one who liked that name, lol. Well 2 years later I became pregnant and we had a little boy, Bodhi Alexander. I love the meaning behind this name and my little Bodster, enlightens me everyday!

    • Omg I used to call my bodhi now 23 years of age the same name . I fell in love with it the min I saw it U was about 3 months pregnant and I loved it the moment I heard it . Have a lovely night

      • Sorry I forgot to state bodstar I was so shocked that I forgot to put it in .

  3. It is a sanskrit word meaning enlightenment. We are a very spiritual family and honor all religions. We are very fond of sanskrit because thr spoken word is so powerful in the old languages. Every time he or someone else uses his name, they are blessed and that is a beautiful gift.

  4. My husband and I chose Bodhi after my husband’s Pawpaw. We absolutely love the name. We do get aggravated when people misunderstand the name and call him “Brody” or something else of the likes.

  5. The name Bodhi came to me at 8 weeks pregnant. In Buddhism, Bodhi means enlightenment; awakening. And the journey to my Bodhi boy was filled with spiritual enlightenment and many awakenings. Our journey as maiden-fetus was undisturbed as I was intuitively called to have an intervention free pregnancy – relinquishing full control to the female anatomy. Our transition to mother-baby was led by a natural, undisturbed freebirth at home. In the most peaceful, powerful, and euphoric experience. Childbirth was yet again another awakening of full surrendering to nature and Bodhi.

  6. I chose the name Bodhi because of the meaning!

  7. Bodhi means awakening, and he was ours…. to a life with boys. We have 3 girls together and Bodhi is dads first son. ZAYNE means 7 in Hebrew, and he is the 7th and final child. My first 2 were boys, my hubs has a daughter, then we had 3 more girls and our “BODHISATTVA” as we call him. (Our first combined 3 are grown).

  8. This name means awakened and our son was born as the sun rose.

  9. I love the meaning of the name: Bodhi – a boy’s name of Sanskrit origin meaning “awakening, enlightenment”.
    I also really like Bo for short which I’m sure he’ll be called later in life. And finally I think it compliments his brothers name Soarin. ?

    Soarin & Bodhi best buds for life!?


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