What 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.
Affiliated boy name: Yehudi.Creative forms:
(male) Jedah, Jodah, ..
(female) Judahi, Judahne, .. Middle name pairings:
Judah Nazir (J.N.), ..
How 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 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #235 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the history of the boy name Judah and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Judah (#235 from current records) are Jody, Judd (#1498 from current records) and Jude (#156). Usage of these relations of Judah is at its peak presently (median #972). Jude is more familiar than the rest, although Judah appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Jody is no longer trendy.
Judah▲ is alike in pronunciation to Jada, Jedaiah, Jediah, Jodey, Jodi and Jodie. Other suggested similar names are Jarah, Jerah, Jonah▲, Juan, Jubal and Juwan▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Judah.See names in meaning and etymology.