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What does Judson mean?

Judson /jud-son/ as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and Judson means "praised". Judson is a variant form, with the suffix -son, of Jude (Greek): short variant of Judas.


Judson has 5 different relations via Jude: Jud, Judah, Judas, Judd and Judsen.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Judsonah, Juson, ..

(female) Judsonna, Judsonne, ..

How popular is Judson?

Judson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#926 out of 1220, Top 76%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#7234 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Judson for boys. Judson was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #362 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #960. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judson name in U.S.

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

Prominent variation forms of Judson (#960 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Judah (#243 from current records), Judd (#1957) and Jude (#162). These relations of Judson are at the peak of their popularity today (median #830). Judah and Jude are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judson, Judah, Judd, Jude in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Addison, Adnon, Aeson, Alison, Allson, Ardon, Auron, Buiron, Cadon, Carson, Colson, Dawson, Dayson, Dotson, Dyson, Eddison, Edison, Edson, Eurion, Garson, Gibson, Gideon, Gilson, Gurion, Guryon, Haddon, Hadon, Hedeon, Hodgson, Hudson, Jackson, Jacson, Jadon, Jailon, Jaisen, Jaison, Jakson, Jalon, Jamon, Jansen, Janson, Jason, Javon, Jaxson, Jayson, Jayvon, Jenson, Jensson, Jimson, Johnson, Jonson, Juan, Julien, Junio, Junot, Jurian, Juste, Justyn, Kason, Ladon, Lidon, Madison, Madyson, Masson, Nilson, Odon, Ogdon, Person, Robson, Russton, Sanson, Tamson, Tanson, Tayson and Urson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Judson.