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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


Variations

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.


Popularity

Judy is a very popular first name for women (#69 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5193 out of 88799, Top 6%). (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.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Judy and related names. 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 the years 1960-1969 and is now significantly less, with the versions Judith, Judy, Judi, Jody and Jodie becoming somewhat dated. (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.

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