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

The name Judas is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "praised". Judas and is often added to lists like Christian Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Judas

Judas Iscariot, Biblical apostle who betrayed Jesus
Judas Thaddeus, Biblical apostle
Judas Maccabeus aka Judah Maccabee, Israelite revolutionary against the Seleucid Empire, founder of Hanukkah
Judas of Galilee, Israelite who revolted against the Roman census
Judas Barsabbas, Biblical prophet
Judas Draven, alter-ego/ring name of reality TV personality Austin Matelson of "Big Brother 17"

Pop Culture References for the name Judas

Judas, character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
"Judas," song by Lady Gaga
"Judas," song by Kelly Clarkson
Judas Priest, English heavy metal band
"Judas O," album by The Smashing Pumpkins