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What does Yehudah mean?

Yehudah /ye-hu-dah/ as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Yehudah means "praise". Yehudah is an alternate form, with the suffix -ah, of Yehudi (Hebrew): related to the feminine Judith.


Yehudah has 1 variant: Yehuda.

Yehudah has 4 more different relations via Yehudi: Judah, Yechudi, Yechudit and Yehudit.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Yesdah, Yudah, ..

(female) Yehudan, Yehula, ..

How popular is Yehudah?

Yehudah is an uncommon first name for males. Yehudah is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Judah (#243 in 2014) and Yehuda (#985) are the prominent alternative forms of Yehudah (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Yehudah was at its most widespread in 2014 (usage of 0.09%). Judah and Yehuda are two of the more trendy birth names in this list. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yehudah and affiliated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judah, Yehuda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yehudah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Abdulah, Dakodah, Ephah, Jedadiah, Jedaiah, Jedediah, Jediah, Jedidiah, Jerah, Jeriah, Jerrah, Jesiah, Joshuah, Nehemiah, Selah, Sequoyah, Terah, Ubadah, Yeoman, Youman, Yudale (see Udell), Zebediah and Zerah. Like Yehudah, these names are not commonly used.