What does Judith mean?
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.
Related girl name: Yudit.
Judith has 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 females (#64 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Judith reached its peak rank of #9 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is currently at #927. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Judith (#927 in recent rankings) are Judy (#1440 in recent rankings), Judie, Judi, Jody, Judee and Jodie. These relations of Judith reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 3.7%) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms such as Jodie going out of style.
Similar NamesSuggested 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 and Yudita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Judith.