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Meaning and name origin

Judith \j(u)-di-th\ as a girl's 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.


Judith has 16 variant forms: 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.

There is 1 masculine form of Judith: Yehudi.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Judith for girls. Judith reached its highest rank of #8 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Judith and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Judith (#952), Judy, Judie, Judi, Jody and Jodie. (2014 statistics).

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

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