Latin diminutive of Judah

Jude Origin and Meaning

The name Jude is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "praised".

Jude is a modern star, maintaining a steady level of popularity -- but not TOO much popularity -- for more than a decade now. Thank Jude Law and the great Lennon-McCartney song "Hey Jude", double-handedly responsible for propelling Jude up the charts.

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.

Jude's old connections to the traitorous Judas Iscariot and Thomas Hardy's tragic Jude the Obscure have mostly faded from memory, though don't be shocked if Grandma objects to the name on these grounds.

# 161 in the US

Jude Rank in US Top 1000

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Jude Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Jude Popularity

Famous People Named Jude

  • Saint Jude the Apostle
  • JudeBiblical half,brother of Jesus; author of the Epistle of Jude
  • (David) Jude Heyworth LawEnglish actor
  • River Jude PhoenixAmerican actor
  • (Michael) Jude ChristodalAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Jude Gordon Grammer (b. 2004)son of actor Kelsey Grammer
  • Jude SwanbergAmerican child actor; son of director Joe Swanberg
  • Jude Hullson of ice hockey player Brett Hull
  • Jude Sidney Sampson (b. 2010)son of TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher and Paul Sampson
  • Jude Michael Crook (b. 2003)son of actor Mackenzie Crook
  • Jude Jones (b. 2016)son of American actress and singer Jayma Mays and English actor Adam Campbell
  • Jude Malcolm Yeun (b. 2017) son of actor Steven Yeun and photographer Joana Pak

Jude in Pop Culture

  • Judeepistle in the New Testament
  • Jude Fawleymain character in Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure"
  • "Hey Jude" song by the Beatles inspired by John Lennon's son Julian
  • Judemain character in movie "Across the Universe," inspired by "Hey Jude"
  • Jude Lizowskimain character on animated series "6Teen"
  • Jude Heartfilliacharacter in anime "Fairy Tail"
  • Jude Bakercharacter on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • Jude Jacobslater Jude Adams,Foster, character on Freeform's "The Fosters"
  • "Jude" novel by Kate Morgenroth and its main character
  • Jude the Entropic Mancharacter in Marvel Comics
  • The JudesCanadian rock band
  • Jude KeffyHorn, character in the novel 'Ten Thousand Saints' by Eleanor Henderson
  • Jude St. Francismain character in the novel "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara
  • Brigadier Jude Scanloncharacter in Melina Marchetta's novel "On the Jellicoe Road"
  • Jude Mercercharacter in "The Sins That Bind Us" by Geneva Lee
  • Jude Harleycharacter in "Hiveswap"
  • Jude Sweetwinemain character in the novel 'I'll Give You the Sun' by Jandy Nelson
  • Jude Weatherbournemain character in the Age of Darkness series by Katy Rose Pool

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