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What does Judd mean?

Judd Pronunciation of Judd [judd] as a boys' name. Variant of Jordan (Hebrew) "down-flowing". Actors Judd Hirsh, Judd Nelson.


Judd has 1 variant: Jud.

Related boy names: Judah and Jude.

7 more alternative forms via Jordan: Jared, Jarod, Jerad, Jordi, Jordy, Jori and Jory.

Creative forms:
(male) Jadd, Jodd, ..

(female) Juddi, Jusa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Judd Kaedyn (J.K.), ..

How popular is Judd?

Judd is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1879 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Judd reached its top position of #765 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1498. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judd name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Jared (#340 last year), Jarod, Jerad, Jordan (#60), Jordi (#1175), Jordy (#874), Jory, Judah (#235) and Jude (#156) are the popular alternative forms of Judd (#1498 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Judd were at the top of their popularity in the year 1998 (median #967) and are somewhat less popular today (#1033, 48.8%). Jordan has been the recurring favorite, although Jordy appears to be gaining favor too, while forms like Jared used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judd, Jared, Jarod, Jerad, Jordan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jordi, Jordy, Jory, Judah, Jude in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Judd is alike in pronunciation to Gide, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jed, Jedd and Joed. Other suggested similar names are Budd, Edd, Jada, Jodi, Jody, Juan, Judas, Jul, Jule, Juli, July, June, Juri, Just, Kidd, Ladd, Radd, Redd, Rodd, Rudd, Tadd, Tedd and Todd. These names tend to be more commonly used than Judd.