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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Praised

What does Judah mean and stand for?

The name Judah is of Hebrew origin and means "praised." It is from the Hebrew name Yehudah, derived from the word yadah, meaning the same thing. In the Old Testament, Judah is the fourth of Jacob's twelve sons.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Judah

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish : variant of Jude 1.


According to Social Security Administration data, Judah has been increasingly popular, breaking the top 200 in 2019.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Judah was at its peak popularity in June 2019.

Judah is an Old Testament name, with many Judahs appearing, but the most notable being the son of Jacob. One of the greatest warriors of Jewish history was named Judah: Judah Maccabee. Other notable namesakes include comedian Judah Friedlander, boxer Judah Bergman, and singer Judah Nagler. It's also been a fairly popular choice for celebrity babies, having been chosen by actress Lucy Lawless and singer Isaac Slade.

Where is it Popular?

Judah was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Judah

  • Judd
  • Jude

Pairs well with these middle names

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