Jude

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Gender: M Meaning of Jude: "praised" Origin of Jude: Latin diminutive of Judah Jude's Popularity in 2014: #162

Jude is an example of a name whose image was turned on its head primarily by one appealing celebrity. So take a bow, Jude Law: You--in collaboration with the Lennon-McCartney song "Hey Jude"--have erased Jude's old connections to the traitorous Judas Iscariot and Thomas Hardy's tragic Jude the Obscure, and inspired a legion of new babies named Jude--over two thousand of them last year.

Saint Jude was the apostle who interceded for people with problems and became the patron saint of lost causes.

Kelsey Grammer has a son named Jude Gordon. Jude is occasionally used for girls (as in Martha Stewart's granddaughter)--but more often as a shortened form of Judith/Judy.

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Famous People Named Jude

Saint Jude the Apostle
Jude, Biblical half-brother of Jesus; author of the Epistle of Jude
(David) Jude Heyworth Law, English actor
River Jude Phoenix, American actor
(Michael) Jude Christodal, American singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the Name Jude

Jude Fawley, main character in Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure"
"Hey Jude," song by the Beatles inspired by John Lennon's son Julian
Jude, main character in movie "Across the Universe," inspired by "Hey Jude"
Jude Lizowski, main character on animated series "6Teen"
Jude Heartfillia, character in anime "Fairy Tail"
Jude Baker, character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Jude Jacob, later Jude Adams-Foster, character on TV's "The Fosters"
"Jude," novel by Kate Morgenroth and its main character
Jude the Entropic Man, character in Marvel Comics
The Judes, Canadian rock band
Jude Keffy-Horn, character in the novel 'Ten Thousand Saints' by Eleanor Henderson

Jud, Judah, Judas, Judd, Judsen, Judson

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