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.
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 2 years ago), Judah (#243), Judson (#960) and Judd are the prominent related forms of Judas (not ranked). Usage of these relations of Judas was common among parents in 2014 (average #591), except for the form Judson which has become less stylish. Jude is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Judah seems to be becoming a favorite too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)