Jude Name Meaning & Origin
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St. Jude was originally called Judas Thaddeus. It was shortened to Jude by English translators of the New Testament so that he wouldn't be confused with the other Judas (Judas Iscariot - the one who betrayed Jesus). Most versions of the bible other than English and French refer to Judas and Jude by the same name.
Jude came into use as a unisex name in the 1600s in England during the Protestant Reformation. It is thought to have originated as a shortened form of Judah/Judas and of Judith. Though rare at the time, it was used almost equally for males and females until the mid 1800s, when it started to lean male. The name was used infrequently throughout history until very recently. Over the last two decades, usage has picked up dramatically for males due to the influence of celebrity Jude Law. Usage for females is increasing as well.
My ten month old's name is Jude, for The Beatles. I love music, and I wanted his name to reflect that, so his name Jude Morrison, for The Beatles and The Doors.
Love this name for a boy! I personally think the name is too short and choppy sounding for a girl. Save the name Jude for the dudes.
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A sleek, simple yet feminine choice.
Very nice name for a boy or girl.
My 5-year-old daughter is named Jude. We've only met one or two other female Judes. It is unique, spunky and subdued all at once. The perfect name for her.
my older (30's) brother is named Jude and he hates the surge in popularity because he has always loved being the only Jude...most people do not even know his last name. For the record he was named after the Saint, not The Beatles song.
My 3-year-old son (born in 2009) is named Jude and we have gotten overall really positive feedback on his name. I am not a Beatles fan necessarily, but I don't mind the connection to the song. We liked that it was a Biblical name but not very common. His middle name is Patrick, so 2 saints names (which was a coincidence, Patrick is a family name and just sounded good with Jude). I am very happy with the choice we made for his name!
I know two young boys named Jude. One was named for the Beatles song "Hey Jude" and one because of Jude the apostle.
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Shortened version of Hebrew name Judah/Judas which means "praise." Jude was one of the 12 apostles in the Bible (also called Judas, but not the Judas Iscariot who betrayed Christ); presumed to have written the book of the Bible called Jude.
Read more on Jude, Judah and Judas: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2010/1/hey-judas
- Famous real-life people named Jude: | Edit
David Jude Law, Actor
St. Jude, miraculous saint of hopeless causes. One of the twelve apostles in the New Testament; he is also known as Thaddeus, or Judas Thaddeus.
Jude Drouin, NHL hockey player
River Jude Phoenix, American actor
Michael Jude Christodal, American singer-songwriter
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"Hey Jude" is a Beatles song recorded in 1968
Jude Feeny is a character in the 2007 movie "Across the Universe"
Jude Fawley, character in Thomas Hardy's novel "Jude the Obscure"
Jude is the name of one of the Episles of the New Testament
Jude is the son of Brooke Penelope Davis Baker and Julian Andrew Baker in "One Tree Hill"
Jude Jacob one of the children in "The Fosters"
Jude the Entropic Man, character in Marvel Comics
Canadian rock band The Judes
Ten Thousand Saints is a 2015 American drama film starring Asa Butterfield as Jude Keffy-Horn
Jude Lizowski is a fictional male character in the animated Canadian sitcom 6teen
Jude is a 2004 young-readers' novel by Kate Morgenroth about a boy named Jude
Jude's Music is a book by Sarah Quinn about a boy named Jude
Jude's Moon by Nancy Guettier is a book about a little boy named Jude
Jude St. Francis, character in the novel "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara