What does Judah mean?
Judah /ju-dah/ [2 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Jadah, Jedah, Joydah. [more]
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 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 (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)