JUDAH
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יְהוּדָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JOO-dÉ™ (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדָה (Yehudah) which meant "praised". Judah was one of the twelve sons of Jacob and the ancestor of the tribe of Judah, as told in the Old Testament. This tribe eventually formed the kingdom of Judah in the south of Israel. King David and Jesus were descendents of Judah.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ioudas (Biblical Greek), Yehudah (Biblical Hebrew), Iudas (Biblical Latin), Jude (English), Yehudah (Hebrew), Yidel, Yudel (Yiddish)
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