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What does Judith mean?

Judith Pronunciation of Judith [ju-dith] 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.

Associated with: jewish (israeli), biblical, heroine, army (warrior), victory.


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

Related girl name: Yudit.

1 masculine form: Yehudi.

Creative forms:
(female) Jadith, Jedith, ..

(male) Junath, ..

Middle name pairings:
Judith Dallas (J.D.), ..

How popular is Judith?

Judith is a very prominent first name for women (#64 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Judith reached its peak position of #9 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #927. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judith name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Judy (#1440 from current records), Judie, Judi, Jody, Judee and Jodie are the popular variation forms of Judith (#927 from current records). Usage of these relations of Judith was widespread during 1940-1949 (median #688) and has become significantly diminished since, with forms like Jodie falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judith, Jodie, Jody, Judee, Judi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judie, Judy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ailith, Aldith, Ardath, Ardith, Eadith, Edith, Edyth, Eidith, Eidyth (see Edith), Eilith, Eydith, Faith, Jacinth, Jadien, Jadine, Jadira, Jafit, Janeth, Janit, Janita, Jaquith, Jedida, Jedidah, Jenita, Jeth, Jobeth, Jodi, Jonita, Jovita, Juanita, Judey, Juli, Julia, Julie, Juliet, Julieta, Juliett, Julina, Juline, Julisa, Julisha, Julita, Julitta, Junia, Juniata, Junita, Junot, Justa, Justy, Kerith, Leith, Lezith, Lilith, Luneth, Ranith, Ruth, Urith, Vardith, Yudit and Yudita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Judith.

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