What does the baby name Jude mean? Learn about what Jude means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Jude - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Jude
J-U-D-E, is a 4-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Jude
Meaning of Jude
Praised, from judea, praise, thanks.
Origin of Jude
The name 'Jude' has its origins in various cultures and languages. It can be traced back to the Hebrew name 'Yehudah', which means 'praised' or 'thankful'. In the Bible, 'Yehudah' was the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
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Popularity of Jude
The popularity of the name 'Jude' has varied over time. In recent years, it has gained popularity as a given name for girls. While it may not be as common as some other names, 'Jude' has a significant following and is favored by parents looking for a unique and gender-neutral name.
Jude currently has 55 likes, and is in the top 8% of liked girl's names. The name Lettie is slightly more popular than Jude.

Etymology of Jude

The etymology of 'Jude' can be traced back to the Hebrew name 'Yehudah'. The name has also been influenced by the Latin name 'Judith', which means 'woman from Judea'. 'Jude' is often considered a shortened form or a variant of 'Judith'.

Cultural Significance of Jude

'Jude' holds cultural significance in various contexts. In Jewish culture, the name 'Yehudah' is associated with the ancient tribe of Judah and has historical and religious importance. In Christian culture, the name 'Jude' is often associated with Saint Jude, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Saint Jude is considered the patron saint of lost causes and desperate situations.