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Judah

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How popular is the baby name Judah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1917 7 0 7
1918 5 0 5
1919 6 0 6
1920 8 0 8
1921 5 0 5
1922 6 0 6
1923 13 0 13
1924 12 0 12
1926 6 0 6
1928 9 0 9
1930 6 0 6
1931 9 0 9
1932 8 0 8
1933 6 0 6
1934 10 0 10
1937 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1945 8 0 8
1947 7 0 7
1948 5 0 5
1949 7 0 7
1950 8 0 8
1952 5 0 5
1953 10 0 10
1954 13 0 13
1955 9 0 9
1956 9 0 9
1957 6 0 6
1958 10 0 10
1959 8 0 8
1960 10 0 10
1961 11 0 11
1962 6 0 6
1963 10 0 10
1964 9 0 9
1965 10 0 10
1966 16 0 16
1967 10 0 10
1968 14 0 14
1969 11 0 11
1970 14 0 14
1971 24 0 24
1972 25 0 25
1973 24 0 24
1974 44 0 44
1975 37 0 37
1976 34 0 34
1977 55 0 55
1978 54 0 54
1979 38 0 38
1980 37 0 37
1981 60 0 60
1982 40 0 40
1983 54 0 54
1984 48 0 48
1985 43 0 43
1986 47 0 47
1987 50 0 50
1988 75 5 70
1989 55 0 55
1990 73 5 68
1991 61 0 61
1992 65 0 65
1993 79 8 71
1994 83 0 83
1995 113 9 104
1996 99 9 90
1997 138 10 128
1998 150 11 139
1999 174 9 165
2000 214 15 199
2001 252 14 238
2002 309 14 295
2003 324 18 306
2004 428 18 410
2005 501 20 481
2006 553 23 530
2007 714 23 691
2008 790 20 770
2009 1,016 27 989
2010 1,139 29 1,110
2011 1,255 30 1,225
2012 1,320 25 1,295
2013 1,372 30 1,342
2014 1,567 34 1,533
2015 1,652 30 1,622

Fun Facts about the name Judah

  • How many people with the first name Judah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,642 babies born with the first name Judah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Judah to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Judah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Judah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Judah is Thursday, July 11th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Judah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Judah was in 2015 with a total of 1,622 babies. That's a lot of babies named Judah!
  • Random Judah Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Judah is not a popular baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Judah: Your name in reverse order is Haduj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dhjua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Judah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,186 people with the last name Judah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Judah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Judah as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Judah U.S.
  White 79.60% 64.26%
  African American 9.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Judah

People with the last name Judah are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Judah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Judah as well as things modernly associated with the name Judah such as celebrities named Judah.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Judah

The name "Judah" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Praised". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
  2. (Old Testament) the fourth son of Jacob who was forebear of one of the tribes of Israel; one of his descendants was to be the Messiah

Old Testament Hebrew יְהוּדָה (Yehuda), a son of Jacob.

  1. Fourth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Judah, from which David and his lineage came.
  3. (biblical) The southern Israelite kingdom which continued to be ruled by the Davidic dynasty after Solomon's death and the breakup of the united monarchy, with the northern portion keeping the name Israel.
  4. A male given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Judah

Judah Ben-Hur

Judah Ben-Hur is a notable somebody.

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Judah Friedlander

Judah Friedlander is an actor and comedian. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. Judah was born on March 16th, 1969 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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Judah Maccabee

Judah Maccabee is a military person.

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Judah Lewis

Judah Lewis is an actor. He has been prominent since 2014.

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Judah P. Benjamin

Judah P. Benjamin was a 3rd Confederate States Secretary of State, 2nd Confederate States Secretary of War, and 1st Confederate States Attorney General. Judah was born on August 11th, 1811 in Christiansted, Danish West Indies. He died on May 6th, 1884.

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Judah Halevi

Judah Halevi was a philosopher. Judah was born in 1075 in Toledo or Tudela, Spain. He left this life in 1141.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Judah

Zab Judah

Zab Judah is a boxer. Zab was born on October 27th, 1977 in New York, U.S.

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Theodore Dehone Judah

Theodore Dehone Judah was a civil engineer. He holds the title Chief Engineer and CPRR. Theodore was born on March 4th, 1826 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Theodore is also known as Crazy Judah". He left this life on November 2nd, 1863.

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Ben Judah

Ben Judah is a notable somebody.

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Tim Judah

Tim Judah is a leading individual.

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Gerry Judah

Gerry Judah is an important person. Gerry was born in Calcutta, India.

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Yoel Judah

Yoel Judah is a famous human. Yoel was born in 1956.

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  • Mel Judah
    (poker player)
  • Henry M. Judah
    (military person)
  • Samuel Judah
    (influential individual)

What does the name Judah mean?

Jis for joy, that you always bring.

Uis for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

Dis for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

Ais for admirable, you certainly are!

His for honest, something you hold dear.

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