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Gender: F Meaning of Jude: "praised" Origin of Jude: Diminutive of Judith or variation of Judah

Jude may be a rising boys' name, thanks to Jude Law, but it's also a new way to spin Judy or Judith as well as a name that's long been used quietly for girls as well as boys. Alexis Stewart, daughter of Martha, named her daughter Jude and Jessica Lange plays Sister Jude on American Horror Story.

Famous People Named Jude

Jude Deveraux (female), author
Sarah Jude Sutherland, adult daughter of actor Kiefer Sutherland
Maisy Jude Marion Stella, Canadian singer of sister duo Lennon and Maisy
Jude Johnstone, American singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Jude

Sister Jude, from "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Jude Harrison, main character in the Canadian TV show, Instant Star
Jude, female character in Bridget Jones' Diary
Jude, from "I'll Give You The Sun" by Jandy Nelson
Jude Hanson, Lindsay Lohan's character in the film Chapter 27
Jude, Cameron Diaz's character in the film The Last Supper
Jude Quinn, Cate Blanchett's character in the film I'm Not There
Jude Hernandez, female main character in The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
Jude, femme fatale character in the British film The Crying Game
Jude, female main character in Five Minutes of Heaven by Lisa Alther
Jude, female character in the Poisoning in the Pub, part of the Fethering Mystery series
Jude Diamond, teenage girl in the children's novel The Diamond Girls