What does Judas mean?
Judas /ju-das/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Judas' name origin is Greek, and the meaning of the name Judas is "praised". Judas is an alternate spelling of Jude (Greek): short variation of Judas. Compare surname Jados. See also Judah.
How popular is Judas?
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 (not ranked). 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)