Judith

First Name
453k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Judith

"Judith" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "From Judaea". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
  2. Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
Wiktionary

From Hebrew יְהוּדִית (Y'hudít, “woman from Judea, Jewess”)

  1. A female given name
  2. A book of the Old Testament of some Christian Bibles; a book of the Vulgate Apocrypha.
  3. The protagonist of the Biblical book of Judith.
  4. The name of A wife of Esau.
  5. A male given name

Judith was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Judith

Dame Judi Dench is an actress and author. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to present. Dame was given the name Judith Olivia Dench on December 9th, 1934 in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Judy Greer is an actress and former fashion model. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Judy was given the name Judith Therese Evans on July 20th, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Judy Holliday was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to present. Judy was given the name Judith Tuvim on June 21st, 1921 in New York City, New York, U.S. She died on June 7th, 1965.

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Judith Barsi was an actress. She was most prominent from 1984 to 1988. Judith was given the name Judith Eva Barsi on June 6th, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She died on July 25th, 1988.

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Judith Butler is a philosopher. Judith was born on February 24th, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

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Judy Collins is a folk, country, rock and roll, pop, folk music, country music, rock, and roll musician. She was most active from 1959 to present. Judy was given the name Judith Marjorie Collins on May 1st, 1939 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Judith

Judith was a noteworthy person. They were most prominent from 1055 to 1066. Judith was born as the child of Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders, and Eleanor of Normandy in 1033 in Bruges. They passed away on March 5th, 1094.

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Anodea Judith is a noteworthy somebody. Anodea was born on December 1st, 1952.

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Judith of Schweinfurt was a famous somebody. She holds the title Duchess of Bohemia and Duchess ofBohemia. Judith was given the name Judith by her parent Henry of Schweinfurt in 1003. She breathed her last breath on August 2nd, 1058.

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Judith Adong is a leading person. Judith was given the name Adong Judith in Uganda.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 5 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 8 8 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 19 19 0
1885 14 14 0
1886 14 14 0
1887 19 19 0
1888 16 16 0
1889 22 22 0
1890 22 22 0
1891 28 28 0
1892 25 25 0
1893 27 27 0
1894 35 35 0
1895 32 32 0
1896 38 38 0
1897 37 37 0
1898 44 44 0
1899 35 35 0
1900 56 56 0
1901 24 24 0
1902 41 41 0
1903 33 33 0
1904 38 38 0
1905 38 38 0
1906 41 41 0
1907 53 53 0
1908 50 50 0
1909 58 58 0
1910 67 67 0
1911 95 95 0
1912 118 118 0
1913 137 137 0
1914 164 164 0
1915 254 254 0
1916 295 295 0
1917 280 280 0
1918 331 331 0
1919 303 303 0
1920 370 370 0
1921 351 351 0
1922 412 412 0
1923 461 461 0
1924 450 450 0
1925 554 554 0
1926 651 651 0
1927 622 622 0
1928 641 641 0
1929 661 661 0
1930 952 944 8
1931 1,098 1,098 0
1932 1,433 1,433 0
1933 1,874 1,868 6
1934 2,466 2,459 7 #94 girl name
1935 3,881 3,873 8 #54 girl name
1936 4,592 4,580 12 #43 girl name
1937 6,181 6,146 35 #34 girl name
1938 10,916 10,874 42 #12 girl name
1939 16,701 16,626 75 #8 girl name
1940 22,462 22,380 82 #4 girl name
1941 23,407 23,316 91 #6 girl name
1942 24,865 24,790 75 #7 girl name
1943 25,298 25,209 89 #7 girl name
1944 22,499 22,433 66 #8 girl name
1945 20,245 20,187 58 #9 girl name
1946 22,366 22,307 59 #10 girl name
1947 22,037 21,998 39 #12 girl name
1948 17,812 17,784 28 #15 girl name
1949 17,634 17,610 24 #16 girl name
1950 15,374 15,356 18 #21 girl name
1951 14,956 14,934 22 #25 girl name
1952 14,088 14,065 23 #25 girl name
1953 11,981 11,961 20 #30 girl name
1954 11,216 11,196 20 #30 girl name
1955 10,448 10,428 20 #31 girl name
1956 9,128 9,109 19 #45 girl name
1957 8,048 8,023 25 #53 girl name
1958 7,119 7,110 9 #62 girl name
1959 6,587 6,567 20 #70 girl name
1960 6,167 6,151 16 #74 girl name
1961 5,695 5,685 10 #83 girl name
1962 5,194 5,182 12 #86 girl name
1963 4,748 4,738 10 #91 girl name
1964 4,209 4,193 16 #98 girl name
1965 3,593 3,583 10
1966 3,225 3,216 9
1967 2,675 2,665 10
1968 2,303 2,290 13
1969 2,086 2,076 10
1970 1,684 1,670 14
1971 1,460 1,454 6
1972 1,269 1,262 7
1973 1,021 1,013 8
1974 894 894 0
1975 853 853 0
1976 747 747 0
1977 714 707 7
1978 627 627 0
1979 611 611 0
1980 597 597 0
1981 671 666 5
1982 715 707 8
1983 620 613 7
1984 574 566 8
1985 551 551 0
1986 542 532 10
1987 536 526 10
1988 523 517 6
1989 524 514 10
1990 545 545 0
1991 569 561 8
1992 533 527 6
1993 568 563 5
1994 489 489 0
1995 486 486 0
1996 470 470 0
1997 489 489 0
1998 454 454 0
1999 485 485 0
2000 412 412 0
2001 446 446 0
2002 441 441 0
2003 427 427 0
2004 529 529 0
2005 525 525 0
2006 506 506 0
2007 453 453 0
2008 416 416 0
2009 370 370 0
2010 302 302 0
2011 317 317 0
2012 293 293 0
2013 252 252 0
2014 280 280 0
2015 293 293 0
2016 313 313 0

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Popularity of Judith as a first name

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Popularity of Judith as a last name

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Common last names for Judith

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • White
  • Nelson
  • Thomas
  • Lewis
  • King
  • Young

Fun Facts about the name Judith

  • How Popular is the name Judith? Judith is the 142nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Judith have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 453,069 babies born with the first name Judith in the United States. That's more than enough people named Judith to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Judith? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Judith first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Judith is Sunday, April 11th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Judith born? The highest recorded use of the first name Judith was in 1943 with a total of 25,209 babies. That's a lot of babies named Judith!
  • Random Judith Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Judith ranks 24th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 193 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Judith: Your name in reverse order is Htiduj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihtdju. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.