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Judah Name Popularity

How popular is the name Judah? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Judah was the 201st most popular boys name, representing 0.1446% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Judah has been the 716th most popular boys name, representing 0.0127% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 1,469 5 0.0004%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 1,280 9 0.0008%
1924 1,500 6 0.0005%
1925 0 0%
1926 1,561 5 0.0005%
1927 0 0%
1928 1,398 6 0.0006%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 1,374 6 0.0006%
1932 1,293 6 0.0006%
1933 1,469 5 0.0005%
1934 1,431 5 0.0005%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 1,264 6 0.0005%
1946 0 0%
1947 1,384 6 0.0004%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 1,338 7 0.0004%
1954 1,359 7 0.0004%
1955 1,336 7 0.0004%
1956 1,567 5 0.0003%
1957 0 0%
1958 1,459 6 0.0003%
1959 1,454 6 0.0003%
1960 1,498 5 0.0003%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 1,330 7 0.0004%
1964 0 0%
1965 1,389 6 0.0004%
1966 1,275 8 0.0005%
1967 1,370 6 0.0004%
1968 1,278 10 0.0007%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 1,357 11 0.0007%
1972 1,503 7 0.0005%
1973 0 0%
1974 1,293 13 0.001%
1975 1,192 18 0.0014%
1976 1,392 12 0.0009%
1977 1,062 28 0.0021%
1978 1,239 18 0.0013%
1979 1,615 9 0.0006%
1980 0 0%
1981 1,092 31 0.0021%
1982 1,414 16 0.0011%
1983 1,603 10 0.0007%
1984 1,371 17 0.0011%
1985 1,400 18 0.0012%
1986 1,572 13 0.0009%
1987 1,596 14 0.0009%
1988 1,162 36 0.0023%
1989 1,518 20 0.0012%
1990 1,387 28 0.0017%
1991 1,386 28 0.0017%
1992 1,352 32 0.002%
1993 1,468 26 0.0017%
1994 1,319 36 0.0023%
1995 1,105 61 0.004%
1996 1,424 31 0.0021%
1997 1,061 72 0.0049%
1998 1,034 80 0.0053%
1999 925 112 0.0075%
2000 791 157 0.0103%
2001 727 192 0.0127%
2002 651 244 0.0163%
2003 673 246 0.0162%
2004 553 370 0.0243%
2005 510 444 0.029%
2006 497 483 0.0308%
2007 425 649 0.0411%
2008 392 731 0.0473%
2009 325 960 0.0642%
2010 295 1,088 0.0755%
2011 286 1,205 0.0846%
2012 269 1,279 0.0898%
2013 260 1,336 0.0938%
2014 240 1,520 0.1043%
2015 232 1,630 0.112%
2016 233 1,643 0.114%
2017 206 1,869 0.1339%
2018 201 1,986 0.1446%

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Names Like Judah

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What names are diminutives of Judah?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Judah sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Judah, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jude

Praise

English

#157 (0.1788%)  

What names are variants of Judah?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Judah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jody

Hebrew

#1,935 (0.0015%)  
Jud

Down-flowing; praised

Hebrew

Judd

Hebrew

#1,907 (0.0015%)  
Jude

Praise

English

#157 (0.1788%)  

What names sound like Judah?

If you like how Judah sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Judah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jada

Jehovah knows

Hebrew

Jediah

Jehovah knows

Hebrew

#2,147 (0.001%)  

What names are similar to Judah?

Find a name that’s like Judah, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Yehudi

Praise

Hebrew


Lists With Judah

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Judah.


Siblings of Judah

Mamas with kids named Judah also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

#47 (0.4951%)  
Shiloh

His gift

Hebrew

#530 (0.0372%)  
Eva

Life

Hebrew

#75 (0.2571%)  

10 Comments

  1. We needed a strong name for this 9th child and 6th son. Judah fit that need and also went well with our other children’s names. It means Praise.

  2. We choose the name because if it’s meaning.

  3. Because Jesus is the lion of the tribe of Judah and I love that!

  4. My husband and I really wanted to name our first child something that meant praise or worship. We came across the name while reading, and it just stuck. Our little guy loves music and is such a happy boy.

  5. When my husband and I found out we were pregnant the first time we picked out a girl and a boy name. When we got pregnant again and found out it was a boy we knew Judah was the name. My husband wanted a name from the Bible and for me it was important to have a name with a good meaning. Judah means praise. He came after a miscarriage that almost took my life. Throughout that situation we praised the Lord. And I think he is just a perfect reminder that regardless of where you are right now or what you are going through you can always find something to be grateful for and praise the Lord.

    I like names that are not common but also not too weird. So Judah was perfect for us.

  6. I wanted to stick with a two syllable name since my other two boys had a two syllable name. The meaning of names is also important to me and Judah means “praise”. I had two miscarriages before getting pregnant with Judah and during the end of my pregnancy I just prayed that he would be born healthy and I would be well too. After his birth my first thought was “praise God for this healthy baby!”

  7. I chose it because I love that it means “Praise”
    It’s a name that people have heard of without beingpopular or overused.
    It goes well with our daughter’s name

  8. Yahuah Elohim told me to name him this so I listened to our Elohim!

  9. When I got pregnant, and before we knew the gender, my husband and I weren’t super serious about discussing names yet since it was so early on in my pregnancy. I was talking about names with my brother one day, and he said, “You should ask God about what name to give your baby.” DUH. I ask God about so many things, and if He is the one creating this child inside me, He surely has a name already for my sweet baby. So as my husband and I started to pray about it, and the name Judah kept coming to me. Every time I’d read my Bible, somehow there was reference to Judah. Every sermon I was hearing, there was mention of Judah. And every time I heard the name Judah, it was like my baby jumped within me. I felt a rush of excitement. Every. Time. It was wild. Any way, a couple weeks pass and life gets busy, I feel sick and insomnia kicks in like crazy, I forget about names. Then we have our ultrasound, and we find out the gender and its a BOY! So happy! And my husband says: “but we already knew that since God gave you the name Judah”. I completely forgot. Yes, yes He did, and yes, yes it’s a boy. So throughout the rest of my pregnancy, we kept praying if Judah was the right name, and we kept sensing it was. So the big day comes, I end up switching to a home birth 5 weeks before delivering (had this really strong sense that I should) and it turns out I had a 35 hours of early & active labor, and pushed for over 5 hours. There are so many details, like an extremely short chord, plus it was wrapped around our boys neck, plus he was posterior, when he came out he was turning blue because of cord, so my midwife had to reach in and pull his shoulders out, which because the cord was so short ended up ripping part of my placenta, which caused bleeding….etc…etc…etc… so many things but in the end our boy was GREAT! A great APGAR score test, and I am good, and wow…(If we would have had the original planned hospital birth, I’m pretty sure it would have been an emergency c-section). sSo many things we praise God for! And that is exactly what Judah means – PRAISE! (not to mention it took us a long time to get pregnant, so we definitely PRAISE GOD for JUDAH!)

  10. After years of infertility, and the sweet adoption of our first child, we became pregnant. We were over the moon, as you can imagine. We chose the name Judah because it means, Praise God, which was a pretty good way to describe how we felt. We paired Judah with Nathaniel, meaning gift from God. Praise God, gift from God. That’s our Judah.


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