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Bodhi is a name that inspires enlightenment. The Bodhi tree is where the founder of Buddhism received enlightenment. The big fig tree allowed for an awakening which in turn became the state of nirvana, bringing peace and no need for material possessions nor hubris.

Meaning of the name Bodhi:

Sanskrit: Awakening, enlightenment

Origin of the name Bodhi:

Sanskrit. Bodhi is a Buddhist concept that is synonymous with the state of nirvana. It translates to “awakening” and “enlightenment”.

Symbolism of the name Bodhi:

Bodhi symbolizes the freedom from hate, greed, and ego. It is nirvana.


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Gender of the name Bodhi:

Although Bodhi has typically been regarded as a boy's name, it is being given to more baby girls and is considered a genderless name.

Pronunciation of the name Bodhi:


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Emotion evoked from the name Bodhi:

The name Bodhi evokes a feeling of freedom, clarity, and enlightenment.

Alternative spellings for the name Bodhi:

Bohdi, Bodi, Bode, Bodie

Nicknames for the name Bodhi:

Bo, Odi, Odie

Popularity of the name Bodhi:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Bodhi was ranked as the 295th the most popular boy name in 2020. This is its highest ranking since it broke into the top 1000 most popular names in 2010.

Related names for the name Bodhi:

Beau, Bo, Bode, Bodie

Great middle names for Bodhi and their meanings:

  • Asa (healer)
  • Finley (fair-haired hero)
  • Lee (meadow)
  • Quinn (descendent of Conn)
  • River (flowing body of water)
  • True (truth)

Famous people with the name Bodhi:

Bodhi in movies/pop culture:

  • Bodhiin the 1991 film “Point Break” and its 2015 remake)
  • Bodhi Rook (character in the “Star Wars” franchise)
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