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pinWhat 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 6 variants: Jud, Judah, Judas, Judd, Judsen and Judson.

Affiliated boy names: Jody, Thaddeus and Yehudi.

Jude has 1 more different relation via Judah: Jody.

Jude has 1 feminine form: Jody.

Kreatif forms: Jaede, Jede, Jode. [more]

pinHow 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 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #155 in the U.S. in 2011, and is presently at #162. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of Jude and related names. Prominent related forms of Jude (#162 from current records) appearing in the Top 1000 are Jody, Judah (#243 from current records), Judd, Judson (#960) and Thaddeus (#732). Usage of these forms of Jude was well-received among parents 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.32%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.32%, 1%). Jude is more widely used than the rest, though Judah has become trendy as well, while versions such as Judson used to be popular.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jude, Jody, Judah, Judd, Judson, Thaddeus in U.S.

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

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Jude is alike in pronunciation to Gide, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jed, Jedd and Joed. Other recommended similar baby 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, Jules, Juley, Juli, July, June, Jurek, Juri, Just, Juste, Kade, Quade and Wade. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jude.