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Meaning and Name Origin

Judd \j(u)-dd\ as a boys' name. Variant of Jordan (Hebrew) "down-flowing". Actors Judd Hirsh, Judd Nelson.


Judd has 1 variant: Jud.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Judah and Jude.

Judd has 26 more alternative forms via Jordan: Giordano, Jared, Jarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jerad, Jerred, Jerrod, Jerrot, Jerrott, Jordaan, Jordain, Jordao, Jordell, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordy, Jordyn, Jori, Jory, Jourdain, Jourdaine and Jourdan.


Judd is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1839 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Judd for boys. Judd entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #821 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Judd name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Judd and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Judd appearing in the Top 1000 are Jared (#296 last year), Jarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerad, Jerrod, Jordan (#55), Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordy (#927), Jordyn (#895), Jory, Judah (#243) and Jude (#162). These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 2001 and are somewhat less popular today, with versions such as Jerrod, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon and Jordyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Jared (#296), Jordan (#55), Judah (#243) and Jude (#162) are four of the more chic birth names among these, with Jordan and Jude going through a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jared, Jarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerad, Jerrod, Jordan, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jordy, Jordyn, Jory, Judah, Judd, Jude in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jared, Jarrod, Jordan, Jordon, Jude outside U.S.

Similar Names

Judd is alike in pronunciation to Jade, Jed, Jedd and Joed. Other suggested similar baby names are Budd, Jada, Jodi, Jody and Rudd. These names tend to be more commonly used than Judd.