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Jude meaning and name origin

Jude \j(u)-de\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Jud, Judah, Judas, Judd, Judsen and Judson.

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

Jude is also pronounced similarly to Gide, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jed and Jedd. Other suggested similar baby names are Jada, Jodey, Jodi, Jodie, Jule and June.

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Popularity of Jude

Jude is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1114 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2869 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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