Judy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Judy

Judy

Pronunciation: JOO-dee (key)

Origin of the name Judy:

Originally a pet form of Judith (praised, woman from Judah), Judy is commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

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Related Names:

Judi, Judie, Judith

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Judy was the Jennifer of the 50's. There were so-o-o many Judys in my school! They say Mary was the #1 name in 1942-43, but there were many more Judy's than Mary's in my school in the 50's! Then Judy was wiped out by Tammy and Kimberly, which were wiped out by Jennifer. However, I think Judy is a cool name and I wish it would come back - but not to the extent that it was back then.

When I was a teenager, every family had a Judy, just like today every family has an Ashley!

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JuJu

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Judy Garland, American singer and actress.
Judy Tenuta, American comic.
Judy Holliday, American actress.
Judy Blume, American author.
Judy Collins, American singer-songwriter.
Dame Judi Dench, British actress.

Judy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Judy Jetson, "The Jetsons"
"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," Crosby, Stills and Nash song
"Judy in Disguise" (1968), by John Fred and the Playboy Band
"Judy Is a Punk," song by the punk group Ramones
"Judge Judy," courtroom realty show featuring Judith Sheindlin
"Punch and Judy," traditional English puppet show featuring the characters of Punch and his wife Judy
"Judy," song by The Beach Boys
Judy, character played by Natalie Wood in the film "Rebel Without a Cause"
"Judy and the Dream of Horses," a song by Belle and Sebastian
"Give Judy My Notice," a song by Ben Folds
"Punch and Judy," a song by Elliott Smith
"Judy's Turn to Cry" (1963), song by Lesley Gore, a sequel to "It's My Party," which also mentions Judy

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