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Origin: Sri Lanka
Region Origin: Southern Asia

Bodhi is a Sanskrit name meaning "awakening" or "enlightenment". It is rooted in Buddhist traditions and is synonymous with the concept of nirvana and the final goal of Buddhism. By achieving nirvana, those who attain it reach a state of bliss and peace, free of greed and ego. The founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, received enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, a large fig tree. The name Bodhi has an upbeat, friendly feel, similar to that of Brody and Cody. The name Bodhi has been popularized by celebrities such as chef Tom Colicchio and actress Megan Fox, who chose it for their children. It has also been featured in the 1991 film "Point Break" as the name of Patrick Swayze's character. Bodhi has several variations, including Bohdi, Bodie, and Bode, and comes with varied nicknames such as Bo, Bowie, and Bodes. The name is pronounced 'BOW-D-iy' or 'bod-hi'.

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