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What does Judy mean?

Judy Pronunciation of Judy as a girls' name. Diminutive of Judith. First used in the 18th century. Actresses Judy Garland, Judy Holliday, Dame Judi Dench; singer Judy Collins.


ASSOCIATED WITH 18th century


VARIANTS Judee, Judey, Judi, Judie, Judye

RELATIONS VIA JUDI, JUDITH Jodie, Jody, Judit, Judita, Judite, Jutta



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How popular is Judy?

Judy is a very popular first name for women (#69 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#4789 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Judy reached its apex position of #15 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1533 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Judy (#1533 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Judith (#850), Jodie, Jody, Judee, Judi and Judie. Usage of these relations of Judy was widespread among parents in the 1940s (MEDIAN #688) and is now significantly less.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Judy is pronounced similarly to Jada, Jadee, Jady, Jaeda, Jaida, Jayda, Joda, Jodee, Jodey, Jodi, Jodie and Jody. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Addy, Ady, Andy, Cady, Cody, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Hedy, Jacy, Jade, Jadyn, Jandy, Jany, Jay, Jery, Jey, Joby, Joey, Joly, Josy, Joy, Judit, Juley, Juli, Jully, July, June, Juno, Justy, Kady, Kody, Lady, Lundy, Mady, Nady, Prudy and Trudy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Judy.