Jude Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from the vernacular form of the Hebrew personal name Yehuda ‘Judah’ (of unknown meaning). In the Bible, this is the name of Jacob’s eldest son. It was not a popular name among Christians in medieval Europe, because of the associations it had with Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver. Among Jews, however, the Hebrew name and its reflexes in various Jewish languages (such as Yiddish Yude) have been popular for generations, and have given rise to many Jewish surnames. French: name for a Jew, Old French jude (Latin Iudaeus, Greek Ioudaios, from Hebrew Yehudi ‘member of the tribe of Judah’). English: from a pet form of Jordan.

List of People with Surname Jude

According to our database, there are a total of 876 people with the surname Jude. Among these people surnamed Jude, there are about 254 unique names, with an average of 3 people who have the same name. John Jude, Mary Jude and Michael Jude are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Jude, with 24, 16 and 15 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Kentucky has the largest number of people surnamed Jude, with a total of 227 people, and there are a total of 135 unique names among these people. West Virginia is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Jude, with a total of 123 people and an average of 96 unique names.