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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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Yehudi.


Popularity

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 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)

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 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 (usage of 0.3988%), 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)

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

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


Similar Names

Judah is alike in pronunciation to Jada and Jediah. Like Judah, these names are not frequently used.

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