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pinWhat does Judah mean?

Judah /ju-dah/ as a boys' name is pronounced JOO-dah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Judah is "praised". Biblical: Judah was the fourth of Jacob's 12 sons. Judas, the Greek form of Judah, is very rarely used, due to the infamy of Judas Iscariot.


Judah has 4 variants: Jody, Jud, Judd and Jude.

Affiliated boy name: Yehudi.

Kreatif forms: Jadah, Jaidah, Jedah. [more]

pinHow popular is Judah?

Judah is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#22011 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name history of Judah for boys. Judah was first listed in 1997 and reached its peak rank of #243 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Judah and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Judah (#243 from current records) are Jody, Judd and Jude (#162 from current records). Usage of these relations of Judah is at its peak presently (median #601). Jude is more familiar than the rest, although Judah appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Jody is no longer trendy.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Judah, Jody, Judd, Jude in U.S.

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

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Judah is alike in pronunciation to Jada, Jedaiah, Jediah, Jodey, Jodi and Jodie. Other suggested similar baby names are Jarah, Jerah, Jonah, Juan, Jubal and Juwan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Judah.