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Jude

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Latin diminutive of Judah
"praised"

Jude Origin and Meaning

The name Jude is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "praised".
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.

Saint Jude was the apostle who interceded for people with problems and became the patron saint of lost causes.

Kelsey Grammer has a son named Jude Gordon. Jude is occasionally used for girls (as in Martha Stewart's granddaughter)--but more often as a shortened form of Judith/Judy.
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Famous People Named Jude

  • Saint Jude the Apostle
  • JudeBiblical half,brother of Jesus; author of the Epistle of Jude
  • (David) Jude Heyworth LawEnglish actor
  • River Jude PhoenixAmerican actor
  • (Michael) Jude ChristodalAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Jude Gordon Grammer (b. 2004)son of actor Kelsey Grammer
  • Jude SwanbergAmerican child actor; son of director Joe Swanberg
  • Jude Hullson of ice hockey player Brett Hull
  • Jude Sidney Sampson (b. 2010)son of TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher and Paul Sampson
  • Jude Michael Crook (b. 2003)son of actor Mackenzie Crook
  • Jude Jones (b. 2016)son of American actress and singer Jayma Mays and English actor Adam Campbell
  • Jude Malcolm Yeun (b. 2017) son of actor Steven Yeun and photographer Joana Pak

Jude in Pop Culture

  • Judeepistle in the New Testament
  • Jude Fawleymain character in Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure"
  • "Hey Jude" song by the Beatles inspired by John Lennon's son Julian
  • Judemain character in movie "Across the Universe," inspired by "Hey Jude"
  • Jude Lizowskimain character on animated series "6Teen"
  • Jude Heartfilliacharacter in anime "Fairy Tail"
  • Jude Bakercharacter on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • Jude Jacobslater Jude Adams,Foster, character on Freeform's "The Fosters"
  • "Jude" novel by Kate Morgenroth and its main character
  • Jude the Entropic Mancharacter in Marvel Comics
  • The JudesCanadian rock band
  • Jude KeffyHorn, character in the novel 'Ten Thousand Saints' by Eleanor Henderson
  • Jude St. Francismain character in the novel "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara
  • Brigadier Jude Scanloncharacter in Melina Marchetta's novel "On the Jellicoe Road"
  • Jude Mercercharacter in "The Sins That Bind Us" by Geneva Lee
  • Jude Harleycharacter in "Hiveswap"
  • Jude Sweetwinemain character in the novel 'I'll Give You the Sun' by Jandy Nelson
  • Jude Weatherbournemain character in the Age of Darkness series by Katy Rose Pool