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What does Judith mean?

Judith Pronunciation of Judith as a girls' name is pronounced JOO-dith. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Judith is "from Judea; Jewish". Biblical name. In the Apocrypha, Judith is a Jewish heroine who incited the Hebrew army to victory over the Assyrians. Actress Dame Judith Anderson; movie critic Judith Crist; chess player Judit Polgar. Also form of Yudit.


ASSOCIATED WITH jewish (israeli), biblical, heroine, army (warrior), victory


VARIANTS Giuditta, Jodie, Jody, Judeana, Judee, Judeena, Judi, Judie, Judit, Judita, Judite, Juditha, Judithe, Judy, Judye, Jutta




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How popular is Judith?

Judith is a very prominent first name for females (#64 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Judith reached its peak rank of #9 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is currently at #850. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Judith (#850 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Judy (#1533), Jodie, Jody, Judee, Judi and Judie. These relations of Judith reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (USAGE OF 2.7%) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms such as Judie going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judith, Jodie, Jody, Judee, Judi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Judie, Judy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Ailith, Aldith, Ardath, Ardith, Eadith, Edith, Edyth, Eidith, Eidyth (see Edith), Eilith, Eydith, Faith, Jacinth, Jadien, Jadine, Jadira, Jafit, Janeth, Janit, Janita, Jaquith, Jedida, Jedidah, Jenita, Jeth, Jobeth, Jodi, Jonita, Jovita, Juanita, Judey, Juli, Julia, Julie, Juliet, Julieta, Juliett, Julina, Juline, Julisa, Julisha, Julita, Julitta, Junia, Juniata, Junita, Junot, Justa, Justy, Kerith, Leith, Lezith, Lilith, Luneth, Ranith, Ruth, Urith, Vardith and Yudita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Judith.