What does Jude mean?
Jude [jude] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Jude is "praised". short form of Judas, a Greek form of Judah. Jude, a brother of James, wrote one of the shortest books in the Bible, the Book of Jude. Thomas Hardy wrote a novel named "Jude the Obscure" (1895). There is a Lennon and McCartney song "Hey Jude" (1968). Actor Jude Law.
Jude has 1 more different relation via Judah: Jody▼.
Jude has 1 feminine form: Jody.Creative forms:
(male) Jaede, Jode, ..
(female) Judel, Juse, .. Middle name pairings:
Jude Justin (J.J.), ..
How popular is Jude?
Jude is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1114 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#11595 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Jude for boys. Jude was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #155 in the U.S. in 2011, and is presently at #156. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the history of Jude and related names. Prominent related forms of Jude (#156 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 are Jody, Judah (#235 from current records), Judd (#1498), Judson (#893) and Thaddeus (#703). Usage of these forms of Jude is well-received among parents today (adoption of 0.3%). Thaddeus is more widely used than the rest, though Judah has become trendy as well, while Jody used to be popular.
Jude▲ is alike in pronunciation to Gide, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jed, Jedd and Joed. Other recommended names are Ade, Bede, Cade, Dade, Jace▲, Jada, Jaden, Jader, Jae, Jake, Jame, Jase, Jaye, Jere, Jobe, Jodey, Jodi, Jodie, Joe▼, Jose, Jove, Juan, Jul, Jule, Julee (see July), Jules▼, Juley, Juli, July, June, Jurek, Juri, Just, Juste, Kade▲, Quade and Wade▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jude.See names in meaning and etymology.