Judson

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12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Judson

"Judson" is a name of English origin, and it means "Son of Judd". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From a Middle English short form of the given name Jordan + son.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Judson

He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Judson was born on March 22nd, 1976 in Ohio, United States. Judson is also known as Jud Laipply.

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Judson Pearce Morgan is a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. Judson was born in Santa Barbara, California.

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Judson Mills is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Judson was born Judson Mills on May 10th, 1969 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Jud Birza is a television personality, model, actor, drummer, and model (people). Jud was given the name Judson John Birza on June 12th, 1989 in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Judson Scott is an actor. He was most active from 1978 to 1978. Judson was given the name Judson Earney Scott on July 15th, 1952 in Azusa, California, U.S.

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Judson Caspian is a comics character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Judson

Adoniram Judson was a missionary to burma. Adoniram was born on August 9th, 1788 in Malden, Massachusetts. He died on April 12th, 1850.

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Whitcomb L. Judson was a businessman. Whitcomb was born on March 7th, 1846. He left this life on December 7th, 1909.

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Ned Buntline was a dime novelist; author and dime novel. Ned was given the name Edward Zane Carroll Judson on March 20th, 1821 in Harpersfield, New York, US. He left this life on July 18th, 1886.

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Olivia Judson is a scientist.

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Margaret Judson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Margaret was born in 1987 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, US.

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Tom was born Tom Judson on November 14th, 1960 in Goshen (village), New York.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 31 0 31
1881 23 0 23
1882 23 0 23
1883 22 0 22
1884 19 0 19
1885 18 0 18
1886 21 0 21
1887 20 0 20
1888 32 0 32
1889 21 0 21
1890 21 0 21
1891 13 0 13
1892 20 0 20
1893 16 0 16
1894 19 0 19
1895 23 0 23
1896 15 0 15
1897 15 0 15
1898 17 0 17
1899 16 0 16
1900 25 0 25
1901 14 0 14
1902 12 0 12
1903 10 0 10
1904 18 0 18
1905 10 0 10
1906 13 0 13
1907 19 0 19
1908 19 0 19
1909 33 0 33
1910 31 0 31
1911 46 0 46
1912 68 0 68
1913 64 0 64
1914 77 0 77
1915 105 0 105
1916 96 0 96
1917 108 0 108
1918 133 0 133
1919 80 0 80
1920 114 0 114
1921 121 0 121
1922 90 0 90
1923 112 0 112
1924 98 0 98
1925 116 0 116
1926 113 0 113
1927 94 0 94
1928 94 0 94
1929 104 0 104
1930 90 0 90
1931 97 0 97
1932 93 0 93
1933 60 0 60
1934 87 0 87
1935 65 0 65
1936 61 0 61
1937 78 0 78
1938 82 0 82
1939 87 0 87
1940 86 0 86
1941 78 0 78
1942 97 0 97
1943 98 0 98
1944 88 0 88
1945 90 0 90
1946 89 0 89
1947 115 0 115
1948 86 0 86
1949 96 0 96
1950 98 0 98
1951 82 0 82
1952 95 0 95
1953 98 0 98
1954 89 0 89
1955 86 0 86
1956 80 0 80
1957 105 0 105
1958 96 0 96
1959 100 0 100
1960 95 0 95
1961 94 0 94
1962 85 0 85
1963 69 0 69
1964 80 0 80
1965 74 0 74
1966 84 0 84
1967 70 0 70
1968 88 0 88
1969 111 0 111
1970 152 0 152
1971 109 0 109
1972 119 0 119
1973 111 0 111
1974 141 0 141
1975 126 0 126
1976 98 0 98
1977 124 0 124
1978 129 0 129
1979 143 0 143
1980 135 0 135
1981 150 0 150
1982 149 0 149
1983 115 0 115
1984 131 0 131
1985 116 0 116
1986 93 0 93
1987 80 0 80
1988 92 0 92
1989 96 0 96
1990 109 0 109
1991 68 0 68
1992 80 0 80
1993 57 0 57
1994 81 0 81
1995 64 0 64
1996 67 0 67
1997 88 0 88
1998 69 0 69
1999 71 0 71
2000 84 0 84
2001 99 0 99
2002 104 0 104
2003 85 0 85
2004 110 0 110
2005 137 0 137
2006 100 0 100
2007 136 0 136
2008 136 0 136
2009 137 0 137
2010 132 0 132
2011 153 0 153
2012 179 0 179
2013 193 0 193
2014 219 0 219
2015 247 0 247
2016 221 0 221

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Popularity of Judson as a first name

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Popularity of Judson as a last name

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Common last names for Judson

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Hall
  • Johnson
  • Clark
  • Wilson
  • Walker
  • White
  • Carter
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Judson U.S.
  White 83.20% 64.26%
  African American 11.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Judson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Judson

  • How Popular is the name Judson? Judson is the 2,275th most popular name of all time. As a last name Judson was the 7,524th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Judson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,579 babies born with the first name Judson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Judson to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Judson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 31 new born babies.
  • When was Judson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Judson is Monday, October 10th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Judson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Judson was in 2015 with a total of 247 babies.
  • Random Judson Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Judson is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Judson: Your name in reverse order is Nosduj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jundso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Judson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,422 people with the last name Judson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Judson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Judson as their last name.

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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).
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