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What does Judy mean?

Judy [judy] as a girls' name. Diminutive of Judith. First used in the 18th century. Actresses Judy Garland, Judy Holliday, Dame Judi Dench; singer Judy Collins.

Associated with: 18th century.


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

Judy has 6 more relations via Judi, Judith: Jodie, Jody, Judit, Judita, Judite and Jutta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jedy, Judyya, ..

(male) Judyly, Jute, ..

How popular is Judy?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Judy for girls. Judy reached its apex position of #15 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1505 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Judy (#1505 from current records) are Judith (#952 from current records), Judie, Judi, Jody, Judee and Jodie. Usage of these relations of Judy was widespread among parents in the 1940s (median #688) and is now significantly less.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Judy is pronounced similarly to Jada, Jadee, Jady, Jaeda, Jaida, Jayda, Joda, Jodee, Jodey and Jodi. Other suggested similar names are Addy, Ady, Andy, Cady, Cody, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Hedy, Jacy, Jade, Jadyn, Jandy, Jany, Jay, Jery, Jey, Joby, Joey, Joly, Josy, Joy, Juley, Juli, Jully, July, June, Juno, Justy, Kady, Kody, Lady, Lundy, Mady, Nady, Prudy and Trudy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Judy.