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

The name Judy is a girl's name . Judy and is often added to lists like Baby Girl Names Ending in Y and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Judy

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm), American actress and singer
Judith "Judy" Blume, American author
Judith Susan "Judy" Sheindlin aka Judge Judy, American TV judge
Judy Catherine Claire Parfitt, English actress
Judy Holliday (born Judith Tuvim), American actress
Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins, American singer-songwriter
Judith Therese "Judy" Greer, American actress
Judy Valerie Cornwell, English actress
Judy Gold, American comedienne
Judy Ann Santos, Filipina actress
Judy Kay "Juice" Newton, American pop and country music singer
Judith Gail "Judy" Borg Biggert, U.S. Congresswoman from Illinois
Elinor Isabel "Judy" Judefind Agnew, wife of former US VP Spiro Agnew
Judy Chicago (born Judith Sylvia Cohen), American feminist and artist
Judith Aileen "Judy" Dyble, British singer-songwriter of Fairport Convention and Trader Horne

Pop Culture References for the name Judy

Judy, character from "Punch and Judy" puppet show
"Judy Moody," book and character by Megan McDonald
Judy Jetson, character on animated series "The Jetsons"
Judy Turner, character in "A Chorus Line"
Judy Funnie, character in animated series "Doug"
Judy Bernly, character in "9 to 5"
Judy Bunch, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Judy, girl character in the film "My Girl"
Judy Cooper, character on TV's "K.C. Undercover"
Judy Hopps, lead rabbit character in Disney's "Zootopia"
Judy Shepherd, girl character in "Jumanji"
Judy Hayward, character from Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"
"Judy Berlin," film and its main character
Judy Bolton, main character in the mystery series by Margaret Sutton
Judy Brownlee, character on New Zealand soap "Shortland Street"
Judy Foster, character in radio show/film "A Date with Judy"
Judy Hensler, character on TV's "Leave It to Beaver"
Judy Miller, character on TV's "Still Standing"
Judy of the Jungle, golden-age comic book character
"Judy Is a Punk," song by The Ramones
"Why Judy Why," song by Billy Joel
"Judy's Turn to Cry," song by Lesley Gore

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.