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What does Judy mean?

Judy \j(u)-dy\ as a girls' name. Diminutive of Judith. First used in the 18th century. Actresses Judy Garland, Judy Holliday, Dame Judi Dench; singer Judy Collins.


Judy has 5 variants: Judee, Judey, Judi, Judie and Judye.

Judy has 11 more related variations via Judi, Judith: Giuditta, Jodie, Jody, Judeana, Judeena, Judit, Judita, Judite, Juditha, Judithe and Jutta.


Judy is a very popular first name for women (#69 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#4789 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Judy for girls. Judy was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #17 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Judy are Judith (#952 the previous year), Judie, Judi, Jody and Jodie. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.617%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.008%, down 98.7%), with the versions Judith, Jodie, Jody, Judi and Judy becoming somewhat dated. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Judy and related names. (Top 1000 Baby 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.

Similar Names

Judy is pronounced similarly to Jada, Jady, Joda, Jodey and Jodi. Other suggested similar baby names are Jade and July. These names tend to be less frequently used than Judy.