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Origin and Meaning of Judas

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ju"das
The disciple who betrayed Christ.A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A one-way peephole in a door
  2. Someone who betrays under the guise of friendship
  3. (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
  4. (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless

From Ancient Greek Ἰούδας (Ioúdas), from Hebrew יְהוּדָה (y'hudá).

  1. (biblical) One of the twelve original Apostles of Jesus, known for his role in Jesus' betrayal into the hands of Roman authorities. Also called Judas Iscariot.
  2. A male given name.
  3. (religion) Penultimate book of the Bible, with only one chapter, composed of twenty-five verses.
  4. A traitor, a person not to be trusted.
  5. A small hole in a door through which a person can look without being seen from the other side; used especially in prisons; a judas-hole

Judas was also found in the following language(s): French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Judas


Judas Moseamedi is an athlete for the Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Judas

Mikael was born on July 25th, 1974.


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Popularity of Judas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Judas U.S.
  White 89.68% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Judas

People with the last name Judas are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Judas

  • How Popular is the name Judas? Judas is the 18,248th most popular name of all time. As a last name Judas was the 113,155th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Judas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 412 babies born with the first name Judas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Judas to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Judas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Judas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Judas is Tuesday, February 28th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Judas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Judas was in 2017 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Judas Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Judas is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Judas: Your name in reverse order is Saduj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jdusa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Judas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 155 people with the last name Judas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Judas? Judas is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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