Gender: Male Meaning of Judd: "flowing down" Origin of Judd: Medieval short form of Jordan

Judd Origin and Meaning

The name Judd is a boy's name meaning "flowing down".

Judd is a strong but sensitive short form that can easily stand on its own, the second 'd' giving it a lot more substance, and it would also be a good middle name choice. Two recent actors have given it credence--Judd Nelson and Judd Hirsch, and now it's most noticeably represented by comedy director Judd Apatow.

Judd is a fairly prevalent surname, represented by the family of Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley, and the minimalist artist Donald Judd.

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CaribbeanQueen Says:


I've always loved it myself. Do you find it substantial enough for a first name?

Chloe14 Says:


I don't know why more people haven't noticed Judd. it's an interesting, appealing and stunning name! I really love it.