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Meaning and name origin

Judas \j(u)-das\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Judas is "praised". Judas is a variant of Jude (Greek): short form of Judas, a Greek form of Judah. See also Judah.


Judas is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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

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

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