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Judah Meaning


What does Judah mean?

The name Judah is of Hebrew origin.

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

Judah is the latinized version of the biblical Hebrew name Yehudah.

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.

Judah Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 202 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,993 occurrences. It ranked 4,374 in baby name popularity for girls with 32 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 205 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,913 occurrences. It ranked 3,642 in baby name popularity for girls with 42 occurrences.

Want to see how Judah sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Judah Name Popularity Page.

Judah Related Names

The names Jucika, Judas, Yehuda, Yehudah, Yudel are all forms of Judah.

Famous Judahs

  • 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 Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Judah.

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Judah Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Judah in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Judah.

Just for fun, see the name Judah in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Judah in Nautical Flags page.