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.Kreatif forms: Jaede, Jede, Jode. [more]
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 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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.