Gender: Male Meaning of Judah: "praised" Origin of Judah: Hebrew Judah's Popularity in 2018: #202

Judah Origin and Meaning

The name Judah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "praised".

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.

Judah Maccabee is acclaimed as one of the greatest warriors in Jewish history. In popular culture, Judah Ben-Hur was the eponymous hero of the novel and film, Ben-Hur, and, more recently, is borne by Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock, and is the name of the young son of Lucy Lawless.

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Rank in US: #202

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Anabelle Hope Says:


I love this name. It's Biblical and Jude is a good nn for it!

ksu_artist1 Says:


This is my son's name. We instantly knew this was the one - a Judah could be a warrior or a poet. Plus I love the references to The Lion of Judah. We get lots of compliments on his name and find that other 3-4 year olds really like to say it - it must roll off the tongue quite well for the little ones!

kittnchopz Says:


My daughter's name is Judah Eileen. She has always liked her name. She has my sister's middle name.

indiefendi2 Says:


Jew and Judaism come from the name Judah.

AlexxisLynn Says:


I'm utterly in love with this name! Jude,Judah,Israel are my in my top five boys names! Judah sounds very strong and masculine and would work well for a Christian family looking for Biblical names, or anyone.

Louisa Says:


Love this name :)

Tia Says:


UPDATE: This will be one of my new cousin's names. Oddly don't associate it with Judaism anymore, and I actually like it.

Leah3456 Says:


I love the nickname Jude for this name.

theirishsaint Says:


My brother in law has this name. He's much loved at his college by many.

theirishsaint Says:


My brother in laws name. Judah Khane. Strong and handsome to me! Tribe of Judahis the lion

clairels Says:


I don't see a boy named Judah getting made fun of very much. There are many other names with more teasing potential.

Abigail Tennison Says:


I'd love to name my son Judah because of all it symbolizes, both in the genealogy of Jesus and the faith that the nation of Judah had during the Old Testament, but I don't want my son to be made fun of...tough decision

GracefulLady Says:


I love the name Judah! As a fan of strong, distinctly masculine names for boys and lovely, distinctly feminine names for girls, I have Judah at the top of my name list. The meaning is perfect (as Leah said "This time I will praise The Lord"), and because Jesus came from the tribe of Judah, I think this is a fantastic name for a Christian family!

kitchi1 Says:


Makes me think of Judaism, or a Jewish person. Not that there is anything wrong with that religion, there isn't, it's just what I think of.

Guest Says:


If I had a son right now I'd name him Judah. It's so strong!

I've heard it on girls as well, it's adaptable! :)