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What does Judson mean?

Judson Pronunciation of Judson [jud-son] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and Judson means "praised". Judson is a variant form of Jude (Greek): short variant of Judas.

Associated with: greek.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Juson, Jusson, ..

(female) Judjen, Judlan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Judson Isaac (J.I.), ..

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)

Judson was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #362 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #893. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Judson (#893 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Judah (#235 from current records), Judd (#1498) and Jude (#156). These relations of Judson are at the peak of their popularity today (median #695). 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.

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