Meaning and Origin of: Judge

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Praised

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : occupational name for an officer of justice or a nickname for a solemn and authoritative person thought to behave like a judge, from Middle English, Old French juge (Latin iudex, from ius ‘law’ + dicere to say), which replaced the Old English term dēma. Compare Dempster.
  • Irish : part translation of Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhain, later Mac an Bhreithimh ‘son of the judge (breitheamhnach)’. Compare Brain.