Jude Name Meaning & Origin

Jude

Pronunciation: JOOD (key)

This name has a pioneer style and a strong religious heritage that give it impressive gravity. It also has a zippy sound that keeps it unpretentious. The one other choice with that same style combo is Luke, a soaring hit name. Jude is an uncommon alternative with breakout potential. See also: Judah.

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Related Names:

Jody, Judah

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Nicknames for Jude

Jaybird
Joe
Joey
Jock
Jody
Judy
JuJu
Jay
Jules
Jools
Juder
Juderbug
Jake
Jack
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Meanings and history of the name Jude

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

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

Jude in song, story & screen

"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
Jude Harley, character in the new game, HIVESWAP

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