Name: Judith

Origin and Meaning of the Name Judith

  • Meaning:
    Of Judea
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    (JOO dith); (YOO dit)
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    English and German speaking countries
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    In the Old Testament, Judith was the wife of Esau, who was a son of Isaac and Rebecca.

    The Book of Judith is an Apocryphal book of the Bible, meaning that it is not always contained in Bibles as it's reliability and accuracy has been questioned. In the Book of Judith, Jewish widow Judith murders the enemy general Holofernes by cutting off his head. In this way she delivers the Jewish people from an Assyrian threat.

    Judith was the name of one of the daughters of William Shakespeare.

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