'Kodai' and 'Goda'

'kOdai' was the first name Periyalvar gave to Andal. This Tamil word stands for 'a string of flowers'.
In the golden quadrangle of Tirukkurungudi, Vanamamalai, Alvar Tirunagari and Srivilliputtur,
girl-children were commonly named 'mAlA-nAcciyAr'.
When the Tamil name was Sanskritised as 'gOdA', it yielded a rainbow of meanings. In Sanskrit,
the root 'gAuh' means, inter alia, the 'vEdam'; hence, 'gOdA' signifies one who gives of the 'vEdam'.

See the article: "Andal-Thoughts" by Koyil T. S. Sundara Rajan