Jude

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jude

"Jude" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Judaea". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
  2. (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
Wiktionary

Short form of Judas used in an attempt to distinguish the Apostle Judas Thaddaeus from Judas Iscariot . From Old Testament Judah, Hebrew יְהוּדָה, said to mean “praised”.

  1. (biblical) The penultimate book of the New Testament of the Bible.
  2. (biblical) One of the Apostles, also called Thaddaeus.
  3. A male given name.
  4. A female given name

Jude was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Jude

Jude Law is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1987. Jude was given the name David Jude Heyworth Law on December 29th, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England.

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Jude Anthany Joseph is a film director and actor. He was most active from 2008 to present.

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Jude Deveraux is a romance novel, history, and paranormal novelist. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Jude was given the name Jude Gilliam on September 20th, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky United States.

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Jude Ciccolella is an actor. He was most active from 1985 to present. Jude was given the name Richard Jude Ciccolella on November 30th, 1947 in Nassau County, New York, U.S.

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Jude Cole is a rock music and pop music talent manager, record producer, singing, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 1978 to present.

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M.I Abaga is a hip hop music singer-songwriter, rapper, ceo of the chocolate city, and chocolate city (music label). His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. M.I was given the name Jude Abaga on October 4th, 1981 in Jos. M.I is also known as Mr Incredible, Abaga, and Jude Lemfani.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jude

Aiden Jude is a house, electro house, progressive house, big room, and house music musician, dj, and disc jockey. He plays Piano, Synthesizer, Logic Pro, Ableton, Pioneer CDJs, and CDJ. His ongoing career started in 2014. Aiden was born in 2003 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Radu Jude is a director, scenarist, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Radu was born on March 28th, 1977 in Bucharest.

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Jude is an independent music, acoustic music, and rock music musician. He has been prominent since 1997. Jude was given the name Michael Jude Christodal on October 16th, 1969.

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James R. Jude was a in the fields of cardiothoracic surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardioplegia, and emergency medicine. James was born on June 7th, 1928 in Maple Lake, Minnesota. He left this life on July 28th, 2015.

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Yao Jude is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1990. Yao was born in 1957 in Gaizhou.

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Anton Jude was a film, teledrama, and stage actor. Anton was given the name Anton Jude Gomes on November 28th, 1960 in Walauwatta, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. He breathed his last breath on March 19th, 2012.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1914 5 0 5
1917 5 0 5
1919 6 0 6
1923 7 0 7
1927 10 0 10
1928 10 0 10
1929 14 0 14
1930 7 0 7
1931 14 0 14
1932 15 0 15
1933 14 0 14
1934 25 7 18
1935 16 0 16
1936 25 0 25
1937 49 14 35
1938 35 10 25
1939 35 7 28
1940 45 9 36
1941 36 11 25
1942 58 18 40
1943 37 8 29
1944 35 8 27
1945 30 10 20
1946 40 14 26
1947 50 18 32
1948 32 9 23
1949 47 12 35
1950 40 11 29
1951 35 12 23
1952 69 26 43
1953 61 14 47
1954 80 21 59
1955 86 24 62
1956 80 24 56
1957 116 28 88
1958 115 23 92
1959 123 25 98
1960 130 20 110
1961 123 20 103
1962 114 18 96
1963 93 13 80
1964 117 10 107
1965 100 12 88
1966 78 11 67
1967 80 9 71
1968 95 12 83
1969 151 11 140
1970 161 14 147
1971 155 17 138
1972 157 14 143
1973 128 7 121
1974 144 14 130
1975 116 9 107
1976 141 8 133
1977 125 10 115
1978 92 10 82
1979 100 9 91
1980 100 7 93
1981 109 12 97
1982 100 0 100
1983 81 5 76
1984 83 0 83
1985 88 13 75
1986 109 7 102
1987 74 6 68
1988 89 7 82
1989 92 0 92
1990 96 8 88
1991 102 7 95
1992 102 10 92
1993 87 0 87
1994 115 16 99
1995 110 12 98
1996 153 14 139
1997 141 13 128
1998 145 14 131
1999 180 27 153
2000 289 27 262
2001 379 37 342
2002 459 36 423
2003 598 35 563
2004 789 34 755
2005 1,125 42 1,083
2006 1,029 49 980
2007 1,205 46 1,159
2008 1,736 48 1,688
2009 2,180 89 2,091
2010 2,376 77 2,299
2011 2,553 75 2,478
2012 2,571 90 2,481
2013 2,612 99 2,513
2014 2,702 115 2,587
2015 2,802 138 2,664
2016 2,628 117 2,511
2017 2,615 122 2,493

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Popularity of Jude as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jude U.S.
  White 77.27% 64.26%
  African American 16.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jude

People with the last name Jude are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jude

  • What name lists does Jude rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jude? Jude is the 1,220th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jude was the 11,767th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jude have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,722 babies born with the first name Jude in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jude to occupy the country of Liechtenstein with an estimated population of 36,476 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jude? 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 Jude first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jude is Saturday, April 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Jude born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jude was in 2015 with a total of 2,664 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jude!
  • Random Jude Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jude ranks 81st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 80 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Jude: Your name in reverse order is Eduj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edju. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jude? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,662 people with the last name Jude.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jude? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jude as their last name since less than 1 person in 111k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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