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Top Names That Mean Praised

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JudeHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin diminutive of Judah
  • Meaning:

    "praised"
  • Description:

    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.

JudahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "praised"
  • Description:

    Judah is the strong, resonant Old Testament name of the son of Jacob who was the ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel, and from whom the word Jew is derived. Some of the names' popularity might be attributable to the similarly named Jude Law.

AhmadHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "greatly praised"
  • Description:

    One of the five hundred plus variations on Muhammad, this is a favorite Muslim choice.

AhmedHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic "greatly praised"
  • Meaning:

    "greatly praised"
  • Description:

    This variation of Ahmad is one of the most popular Arabic names among Muslim families the world over and is now the most used spelling in the USA.

MohammedHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "greatly praised"
  • Description:

    This variation of Muhammed is not as popular as some, but it still is a widely used choice.
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JudithHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "woman from Judea"
  • Description:

    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.
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