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Meaning and Name Origin

Judith \j(u)-di-th\ as a girls' name is pronounced JOO-dith. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Judith is "from Judea; Jewish". Biblical name. In the Apocrypha, Judith is a Jewish heroine who incited the Hebrew army to victory over the Assyrians. Actress Dame Judith Anderson; movie critic Judith Crist; chess player Judit Polgar.


Variations

Judith has 16 variants: Giuditta, Jodie, Jody, Judeana, Judee, Judeena, Judi, Judie, Judit, Judita, Judite, Juditha, Judithe, Judy, Judye and Jutta.

For more information, see also the related girl name Yudit.

Judith has 1 masculine form: Yehudi.


Popularity

Judith is a very prominent first name for females (#64 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Judith for girls. Judith reached its peak rank of #8 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #952. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Judith name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Judith outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Judith and related names. Prominent varying forms of Judith (#952 in 2014) are Judy, Judie, Judi, Jody and Jodie. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now significantly less widespread, with the forms Judith, Judy, Judi, Jody and Jodie falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jodie, Jody, Judi, Judie, Judith, Judy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jodie outside U.S.

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