What does Judah mean?
The meaning of Judah is "he who is praised".
Judah is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ju-dah.
The Given Name Judah
It was the name borne by Jacob's fourth son, and thereby the name of one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel as well as one of its two kingdoms.
It was also the name borne by Judah Maccabee who led a revolt against the Seleucid Empire (Syrians) in 167-160 BCE.
After the military victory, the great Temple in Jerusalem was restored to Jewish worship in 165 BCE.
This along with the miracle of a one day supply of oil needed for the ark lamp, lasting for eight days, is commemorated by the holiday of Hanukkah, meaning "dedication".
Judah falls into the biblical name category.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Judah Ben Hur.
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Judah Related Names
- Judah ~ Biblical Character (Ezra 10:23, Gen. 29:35, Luke 3:30, Neh. 11:9, Neh. 12:34, Neh. 12:8)
- Judah Ben Hur ~ Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ character
Judah Name Fun
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