Gender: Female Origin of Judy: Diminutive of Judith Meaning of Judith: Hebrew, "He will be praised" or "woman from Judea"

Judy Origin and Meaning

The name Judy is a girl's name .

Judy was the nickname of choice for almost all the Judiths born in the 1940s and 50s; today's little Judiths are much more likely to be called Judith -- or, possibly, Jude.

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Judie, Judey, Judye, Judi, Judee


letmein Says:


I don't like this name at all. It reminds me of that horrible teacher I had in kindergarten. The name just brings me bad memories.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Yes, Judy can be an independent name, although I think all of the people I have known called Judy or Judi have been Judith. I don't know why the description implies that it is only ever a nickname. To be listed on here, surely names need to have been used, to some degree, as given names? I would have thought so, anyway.

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CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Why does nameberry make it sound like just a nickname for Judith? I think it sounds lovely as a name by itself.