What does Judah mean?
Judah \j(u)-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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Yehudi.
Judah is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15786 out of 88799, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Judah for boys. Judah was first listed in 1997 and reached its peak rank of #243 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Judah and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Judah (#243 the previous year) are Jody, Judd and Jude (#162 the previous year). Usage of these boy names is at its peak presently, except for the version Jody which has become less fashionable. Judah (#243) and Jude (#162) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here, with Jude having a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)