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Judy

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383k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Judy

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

Wiktionary

From Judith.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Judith, also used as a formal female given name.

Related to Yehudi, Judah.

  1. A surname​.
  2. (rare) A male given name.

    Notable Persons Named Judy

    Judy Garland was an actress, singer, vaudevillian, and vaudeville. She was most prominent from 1924 to 1969. Judy was given the name Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10th, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States. She left this life on June 22nd, 1969.

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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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    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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    Judy Davis is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1977. Judy was born on April 23rd, 1955 in Perth.

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    Judy Sheindlin is a lawyer, judge, television personality, author, arbitrator, and arbitral tribunal. They were most active from 1965 to 1996. Judy was given the name Judith Susan Blum on October 21st, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Judy is also known as Judge Judy and Judy.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Judy

    Steven was born on May 24th, 1956. He died on March 9th, 1981.

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    Josh Judy is a baseball player for the Tigres de Quintana Roo. Josh was born on February 9th, 1986 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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    Samuel was born on August 19th, 1773. He passed away on January 12th, 1838.

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    Lyle Judy was a baseball player. Lyle was born on November 15th, 1913 in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Lyle is also known as Punch (nickname). He passed away on January 15th, 1991.

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    Thomas was born on December 19th, 1804. He left this life on October 4th, 1879.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 5 5 0
    1881 5 5 0
    1882 5 5 0
    1884 5 5 0
    1885 6 6 0
    1886 9 9 0
    1889 6 6 0
    1890 7 7 0
    1891 10 10 0
    1892 6 6 0
    1893 11 11 0
    1894 9 9 0
    1895 11 11 0
    1896 5 5 0
    1897 12 12 0
    1898 12 12 0
    1899 12 12 0
    1900 12 12 0
    1901 11 11 0
    1902 18 18 0
    1903 11 11 0
    1904 14 14 0
    1905 13 13 0
    1906 13 13 0
    1907 13 13 0
    1908 15 15 0
    1909 32 32 0
    1910 29 29 0
    1911 38 38 0
    1912 52 52 0
    1913 52 52 0
    1914 68 68 0
    1915 84 84 0
    1916 117 117 0
    1917 136 136 0
    1918 143 143 0
    1919 169 169 0
    1920 201 201 0
    1921 205 205 0
    1922 223 223 0
    1923 231 231 0
    1924 276 276 0
    1925 312 312 0
    1926 337 337 0
    1927 295 295 0
    1928 245 245 0
    1929 307 302 5
    1930 366 366 0
    1931 395 395 0
    1932 593 588 5
    1933 732 727 5
    1934 960 960 0
    1935 1,474 1,474 0
    1936 1,994 1,987 7
    1937 2,752 2,741 11 #91 girl name
    1938 5,012 4,993 19 #41 girl name
    1939 8,118 8,082 36 #28 girl name
    1940 11,424 11,381 43 #16 girl name
    1941 14,030 13,965 65 #16 girl name
    1942 15,725 15,668 57 #15 girl name
    1943 17,432 17,380 52 #13 girl name
    1944 17,175 17,118 57 #12 girl name
    1945 17,051 17,002 49 #13 girl name
    1946 20,521 20,479 42 #11 girl name
    1947 21,068 21,032 36 #14 girl name
    1948 17,750 17,703 47 #16 girl name
    1949 16,016 15,981 35 #20 girl name
    1950 14,231 14,205 26 #25 girl name
    1951 14,054 14,018 36 #26 girl name
    1952 13,660 13,641 19 #26 girl name
    1953 12,753 12,726 27 #27 girl name
    1954 11,656 11,632 24 #29 girl name
    1955 10,398 10,371 27 #32 girl name
    1956 10,213 10,191 22 #35 girl name
    1957 10,575 10,544 31 #38 girl name
    1958 10,849 10,831 18 #36 girl name
    1959 9,908 9,883 25 #41 girl name
    1960 8,888 8,863 25 #48 girl name
    1961 7,936 7,917 19 #58 girl name
    1962 7,081 7,059 22 #63 girl name
    1963 6,151 6,133 18 #70 girl name
    1964 5,554 5,535 19 #74 girl name
    1965 4,253 4,242 11 #86 girl name
    1966 3,527 3,510 17 #97 girl name
    1967 2,811 2,799 12
    1968 2,281 2,270 11
    1969 2,017 2,006 11
    1970 1,843 1,828 15
    1971 1,531 1,522 9
    1972 1,270 1,259 11
    1973 1,044 1,033 11
    1974 928 928 0
    1975 756 749 7
    1976 615 615 0
    1977 637 632 5
    1978 554 554 0
    1979 536 536 0
    1980 554 549 5
    1981 602 602 0
    1982 618 613 5
    1983 531 521 10
    1984 519 513 6
    1985 466 459 7
    1986 415 415 0
    1987 417 411 6
    1988 415 409 6
    1989 364 364 0
    1990 402 402 0
    1991 296 296 0
    1992 340 340 0
    1993 269 269 0
    1994 244 244 0
    1995 262 262 0
    1996 236 236 0
    1997 214 214 0
    1998 204 204 0
    1999 195 195 0
    2000 189 189 0
    2001 157 157 0
    2002 163 163 0
    2003 158 158 0
    2004 164 164 0
    2005 146 146 0
    2006 127 127 0
    2007 144 144 0
    2008 118 118 0
    2009 111 111 0
    2010 123 123 0
    2011 94 94 0
    2012 120 120 0
    2013 153 153 0
    2014 146 146 0
    2015 159 159 0
    2016 145 145 0

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    Popularity of Judy as a first name

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    Popularity of Judy as a last name

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    Common last names for Judy

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Jones
    • Miller
    • Davis
    • Wilson
    • Taylor
    • Moore
    • Anderson
    • Martin
    • Thomas
    • White
    • Thompson
    • Clark
    • Hall
    • Harris

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Judy U.S.
      White 93.79% 64.26%
      African American 1.54% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.93% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.55% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Judy

    People with the last name Judy are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Judy

    • How Popular is the name Judy? Judy is the 174th most popular name of all time. As a last name Judy was the 5,040th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Judy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 382,886 babies born with the first name Judy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Judy to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Judy? 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 Judy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Judy is Saturday, November 16th, 1850.
    • What year had the most people named Judy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Judy was in 1947 with a total of 21,032 babies. That's a lot of babies named Judy!
    • Random Judy Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Judy ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1965.
    • Weird things about the name Judy: Your name in reverse order is Yduj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Udyj. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Judy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,962 people with the last name Judy.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Judy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Judy as their last name.

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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).
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