Name: Judah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Judah

  • Meaning:
    Praise; thanks
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    (JOO dah)
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    From the Hebrew meaning "thanks, gratitude", "praise." In the Old Testament, Judah was a son of Jacob and Leah, who later married Tamar.

    It is also the name of one of the two kingdoms of Israel. The Kingdom of Judah was the kingdom ruled by the house of David after the Kingdom of Israel broke off following the death of King Solomon.

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