Moody name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Moody

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Mood"y
  1. Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed.
  2. Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy."Every peevish, moodymalcontent." [Rowe.]"Arouse thee from thy moody dream!" [Sir W. Scott.]
    synonyms: Gloomy; pensive; sad; fretful; capricious.

Etymology: AS. mōdig courageous

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States evangelist (1837-1899)
  2. United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)
  3. Subject to sharply varying moods
  4. Showing a brooding ill humor ("he sat in moody silence")
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Moody

Notable Persons Named Moody

Moody Margaret

Moody Margaret is a student. Moody is also known as The Fangmangler".

Moody Awori

Moody Awori is a Vice President of Kenya and Minister of Home Affairs. Moody was given the name Arthur Moody Awori on December 5th, 1927 in Butere.

Moody Currier

Moody Currier was a Governor of New Hampshire, Member of the, New Hampshire, President of the, New Hampshire Senate, Governor’s Council, and Executive Council of New Hampshire. His most notable accomplishments were from 1885 to 1887. Moody was born on April 22nd, 1806 in Boscawen, New Hampshire. He died on August 23rd, 1898.

Moody Sarno

Moody was born on September 21st, 1914 in Boston. Moody is also known as Sarno and Amerino J.. He died on November 9th, 1997.


Moody was born on November 1st, 1892. He passed away on November 19th, 1981.

Moody Jones

Moody Jones was a chicago blues musician. He plays Human voice, Guitar, and Double bass. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1953. Moody was born on April 8th, 1908 in Earle, Arkansas. He breathed his last breath on March 23rd, 1988.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Moody

Notable Persons With the Last Name Moody

Ivan L. Moody

Ivan L. Moody is a heavy metal, groove metal, alternative metal, hard rock, nu metal, industrial metal ( ), heavy metal music, and industrial metal singer, musician, music producer, actor, singing, and record producer. He plays Vocals. Ivan was given the name Ivan Lewis Greening on January 7th, 1980. Ivan is also known as Ghost.

Ben Moody

Ben Moody is an alternative rock, alternative metal, nu metal, and gothic metal musician. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Ben was given the name Benjamin Robert Moody on January 22nd, 1981 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.

Ron Moody

Ron Moody was an actor, composer, singer, and writer. He was most active from 1953 to 2015. Ron was given the name Ronald Moodnick on January 8th, 1924 in Tottenham, Middlesex, England, UK. He died on June 11th, 2015.

Dwight Lyman Moody

Dwight was born on February 5th, 1837 in Northfield, Massachusetts, USA. He passed away on December 22nd, 1899.

Hank Moody

Raymond Moody

Raymond Moody is a parapsychology writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 20 to 20. Raymond was born on June 30th, 1944 in Porterdale, Georgia, United States.

  • Rick Moody
  • Lynne Moody
  • James Paul Moody
    Ship's Sixth Officer
  • Tom Moody
  • Ruth Moody
  • William Henry Moody
    Office Holder
  • James Moody
  • Lewis Moody
    Rugby Player
  • Jimmy Moody
    Armed Robber
  • John Moody
    Financial Analyst
  • Dan Moody
    Governor of Texas
  • Glyn Moody
    Technology Writer
  • Jim Moody
  • Dave Moody

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Moody U.S.
  White 71.27% 64.26%
  African American 22.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Moody

People with the last name Moody are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Moody

  • What name lists does Moody rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Moody? Moody is the 13,212th most popular name of all time. As a last name Moody was the 519th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Moody have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 736 babies born with the first name Moody in the United States. That's more than enough people named Moody to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Moody? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Moody first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Moody is Friday, July 5th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Moody born? The highest recorded use of the first name Moody was in 1922 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Moody Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Moody is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Texas have the same name in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Moody: The name spelled backwards is Ydoom. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Omody. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Moody? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 64,429 people with the last name Moody.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Moody? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 22 of them will have Moody as their last name.
  • Moody name meaning

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