Meaning and name origin
Judson \j(u)-dson, jud-son\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Judson is "praised". Judson is a variant of Jude (Greek): short form of Judas, a Greek form of Judah. Popularly used as a name for baby boys.
Judson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#926 out of 1220, Top 76%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#9226 out of 88799, Top 10%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Judson for boys. Judson reached its highest rank of #361 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Judson and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jude (#162) and Judson (#960). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).