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What does Judas mean?

Judas /ju-das/ as a name for boys. Judas' name origin is Greek, and the meaning of the name Judas is "praised". Judas is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -as, of Jude (Greek): short variation of Judas. See also Judah.

Associated with: greek


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jadas, Jodas, ..

(female) Judasie, Judasse, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Judas and corresponding names. Jude (#162 from recent data), Judah (#243), Judson (#960) and Judd (#1957) are the prominent related forms of Judas (not ranked). Usage of these relations of Judas is common among parents in 2014 (median #830). Judah and Jude are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judah, Judd, Jude, Judson in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Jada, Jonas, Juan, Jubal, Jules, Juwan, Lucas, Lukas and Rodas. These names tend to be more frequently used than Judas.