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What does Judas mean?

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


Judas has 5 different forms via Jude: Jud, Judah, Judd, Judsen and Judson.


Judas is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#105905 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Judas and corresponding names. Jude (#162 last year), Judah (#243), Judson (#960) and Judd are the prominent related forms of Judas (#unlisted). Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 2014 (usage of 0.4088%), except for the form Judson which has become less stylish. Judah (#243) and Jude (#162) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Jude going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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