Name: Jude

Origin and Meaning of the Name Jude

  • Meaning:
    Praise; thanks
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (jood)
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Miscellaneous Info for Jude

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Jude, a form of Judah, is a male name, but it is also used as a feminine nickname (usually for Judith). Jude is used in the Bible opposite Judas Iscariot to distinguish between the two apostles of the same name. In popular culture the name is associated with the Beatles song 'Hey Jude', and also with the actor Jude Law. In 2006 Jude was the 330th most popular boy's name in the US. It broke into the UK top 100 in 2003-4.

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Popularity Rank of Jude (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Jude - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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