"woman from Judea"

Judith Origin and Meaning

The name Judith is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "woman from Judea".

The biblical Judith, the fourth most popular name in 1940, may be getting ready for a comeback in its full, elegant, if somewhat solemn form. Many of those earlier Judiths were called Judy—some after Judy (born Frances) Garland—preferring it over their more formal proper name. Today, Judith, like Deborah, may have shaken off just enough to appeal to parents looking for a traditional, yet under-the-radar biblical name. And Jude would be a likelier nickname these days than the Judge Judy connection.

Judith of Bethulia was the singularly beautiful wife of Esau who delivered her people from the invading Assyrians.

Shakespeare named one of his daughters Judith, and Dame Judi Dench was, of course, born Judith. Some other namesakes are novelists Judith Krantz and Judith Rossner and dancer-choreographer Judith Jamison. The baby in The Walking Dead is named Judith.

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Famous People Named Judith

  • JudithBiblical heroine of the deuterocanonical Book of Judith who seduced and beheaded the evil Holofernes
  • Judithtwo Hittite wives of Esau (Genesis 26:34)
  • Judith of ThuringiaQueen consort of Vladislaus II of Bohemia
  • Judith of SwabiaQueen consort of Hungary and later Poland
  • Judith of HabsburgQueen consort of Wenceslaus II of Bohemia
  • Judith of BavariaQueen consort of Louis the Pious of the Franks and Romans
  • Judith of FlandersQueen consort of Æthelwulf and later Æthelbald of Wessex
  • Judith Olivia "Judi" DenchEnglish actress
  • Frances Margaret "Judith" AndersonAustralian actress
  • Judith Marjorie "Judy" CollinsAmerican folk singer,songwriter
  • Judith Therese Evansbirth name of Judy Greer, American actress
  • Judith Mavis DurhamAustralian singer
  • Judith "Judy" Borg Biggertformer U.S. Congresswoman from Illinois
  • Judith Rumelt aka Cassandra ClareAmerican novelist
  • Judith Aileen "Judy" DybleBritish singer,songwriter of Fairport Convention and Trader Horne
  • Judith Susan Sheindlin aka Judge JudyAmerican TV judge
  • Judith Cynthia Aline KeppelBritish TV quiz champion
  • Judith Ellen LightAmerican actress
  • Judith Mary LucyAustralian comedienne
  • Judith Shakespearedaughter of William Shakespeare
  • Judith Lynne "Judee" SillAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Judith Eva BarsiAmerican late child actress
  • Judith M. "Judie" AronsonAmerican actress
  • Judith Sylvia Cohen aka Judy ChicagoAmerican installation artist
  • Judith S BeckAmerican psychologist
  • Judith ButlerAmerican philosopher
  • Judith MillerAmerican journalist
  • Judith Arlene ResnikAmerican astronaut
  • Judith ArndtGerman cyclist
  • Judith "Judy" KrantzAmerican novelist
  • Judith Louise RossnerAmerican novelist
  • Judith Glory HillAmerican R&B singer
  • Judith Arundell WrightAustralian poet
  • Judith Ann JamisonAmerican dancer and choreographer
  • Caroline Judith BotelhoAmerican actress

Judith in Pop Culture

  • Judith Grimesbaby on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Judith HarperMelnick, character on TV's "Two and a Half Men"
  • Judith Anastasia "Judy" Funniecharacter on animated series "Doug"
  • Judith Beasleycharacter in Lily Tomlin's sketches
  • Judithcharacter in movie "The Horse Whisperer"
  • Judith Laverne "Judy" Hoppsrabbit character in Disney movie Zootopia
  • Judith Myersa character in the Halloween films
  • Dr. Judith Mossmancharacter in video game Half,Life 2.
  • Judithcharacter in video game Tales of Vesperia
  • Judith 'Judy' Bryantcharacter in television series 'Prisoner Cell Block H'
  • Judith Drapercharacter on TV show "3rd Rock from the Sun"