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Meaning and name origin

Judah \j(u)-dah\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Jody, Jud, Judd and Jude.

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


Judah is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15786 out of 88799, Top 18%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Judah for boys. Judah reached its highest rank of #243 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Judah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jude (#162), Judah (#243), Jody and Judd. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Judah is also pronounced similarly to Jada and Jediah. Like Judah, these names are not commonly used.