Gender: Male Meaning of Judas: "praised" Origin of Judas: Greek variation of Judah

Judas Origin and Meaning

The name Judas is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "praised".

Though there were two apostles named Judas, everyone remembers the one who betrayed Jesus, and the name has been permanently shunned.

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Dorian_Gray_1900 Says:


This name is beautiful. Definitely a guilty pleasure name for me.

podsolnechnik13 Says:


I love this name.

MamaLyoness Says:


I absolutely love this name.

Louisa Says:


It's a shame this name is forever scarred. There was more than one apostle named Judas in the bible. There's the one who made this name synonymous with betrayal of the utmost degree, and then there's the other one whose name had to be changed to Jude as a result. It's too bad, because without this one horrible association, the name is actually quite striking.

Zelliew Says:


It has too many negative connatations

summersnow Says:


This name is unusable for obvious reasons. However "open-minded" you are, there are people who aren't going to be. That kid is going to hate his name because it'll give him (and you) so much negative attention. No matter if you love it, it's not worth it.

lisaskye Says:


I love this name. It annoys me that I can't seriously consider it because adults will have negative things to say about it. Sad when it's not the kids teasing a parent needs to worry about, but the adults.

hayden_cole Says:


Since we live in a predominately Christian society, this name is going to bear negativity regardless of your personal religious identification. This name is terrible.

MaryKathryn Says:


Labeling a name as one that cannot be used, shows your lack of openness and respect for others. I know a Judas and he is kind, chivalrous, and hilarious. The man that once shared his name does not define him.

Sarra21 Says:


Why? If I am atheist then the name holds no negative cultural meaning. If I am Christian, then it bears repeating that there were two followers of Christ named JUDAS: judas Iscariot and Judas Thaddeus.