Judith: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Judith

Judith

Pronunciation: JOO-dith (key)

Origin of the name Judith:

Cognate of the Hebrew Jehudith and Yehudit, which are feminine forms of Jehuda and Yehudhah. These names, Anglicized as Judah, mean "he will be praised." Because Judah was also the name of a kingdom in ancient Palestine, the name can also mean "from Judah."

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Jude, Judi, Judie, Jodie, Judy, Ju-Ju

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Judith in Hebrew is "Yehudit" which means "a girl or woman from the tribe of Judah," or "Jewish woman."

In the Old Testament, Judith is one of the wives of Esau.

Book of Judith, is a Book in Apocrypha of the Old Testament. Judith was a devout woman who saved her besieged city by entering the invading army's camp and cutting off the head of its commander, Holofernes, while he slept.

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Judith "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, American Judge and television personality.
Judy Blume, American author.
Judith Resnik, American engineer and a NASA astronaut.
Dame Judith Anderson, Australian actress.
Judith Ann (J. A.) Jance, American author.
Dame Judi Dench, English actress.
Judith Grimes, The Walking Dead.
Judith Guest, American writer.
Judith Krantz, American writer.
Judith Miller, American journalist.
Judith Light, American actress.
Judith Ivey. American actress.
Judith Sargent Murray, early American advocate for women's rights
Judy Collins, singer/songwriter
Judy Woodruff, television journalist
Judith Lieber, handbag designer
Judith Butler, feminist scholar
Judy Garland, American actress (Wizard of Oz) and mother of Liza Minelli

Judith in song, story & screen: | Edit

Judith Harper, from the sitcom "Two and a Half Men"
In the French card game, the Queen of Hearts is named Judith
Judith Grimes, infant character on "The Walking Dead"

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