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 Lyndon (J.L.), ..
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)
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. 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.