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What does Jude mean?

Jude \j(u)-de\ 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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also related boy names Jody, Thaddeus and Yehudi.

Jude has 1 more different form via Judah: Jody.

Jude has 1 feminine form: Jody.


Popularity

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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)

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 usage of Jude and related names. Prominent related forms of Jude (#162 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Jody, Judah (#243 the previous year), Judd, Judson (#960) and Thaddeus (#732). Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3195%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.3172%, down 0.7%), but with the versions Jody, Judson and Thaddeus becoming less in vogue. Judah (#243) and Jude (#162) are two of the more trendy boy names among these, with Jude undergoing a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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


Similar Names

Jude is alike in pronunciation to Gide, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jed and Jedd. Other recommended similar baby names are Jada, Jodey, Jodi, Jodie, Jule and June. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jude.

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