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What does Jud mean?

Jud Pronunciation of Jud [jud] as a name for boys is of Hebrew and Greek origin, and Jud means "down-flowing; praised". Jud is a variant form of Jordan (Hebrew). Jud is also a variation of Judah (Hebrew). Jud is also used as a variation of Judd and Jude (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


11 alternative forms via Jordan, Judah, Judd, Jude: Jared, Jarod, Jerad, Jody, Jordi, Jordy, Jori, Jory, Judas, Judsen and Judson.

Creative forms:
(male) Jad, Jaid, ..

(female) Judda, Judja, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jud Kannon (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jud?

Jud is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#69636 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Jordan (#60 from recent data), Jude (#156), Judah (#235), Jared (#340), Jordy (#874), Judson (#893), Jordi (#1175), Judd (#1498), Jarod, Jerad, Jory and Jody are the popular varying forms of Jud (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Jud reached its apex in the year 1998 (adoption of 1.2%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.6%, 48.2%), with forms like Jerad becoming somewhat outmoded. Jordan has been the recurring favorite, although Judah appears to be gaining popularity too. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jared, Jarod, Jerad, Jody, Jordan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jordi, Jordy, Jory, Judah, Judd in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jude, Judson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jared, Jordan, Jude outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jud is pronounced similarly to Gide, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jed, Jedd and Joed. Other recommended names are Bud and Jul. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jud.

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