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Although I understand why no one ever would want to use this name, Jesus actually had two disciples called Judas and the other one wasn't evil.
-- Caprice  4/11/2006
You've got your facts twisted. There was ONE Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Trust me - I KNOW.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2006
How do you know, were you there? :)
BTW, take a look at Luke 6:16 and John 14:22.
-- Caprice  6/2/2006
The good Judas is called Jude in English but both are called Judas in Swedish.

There is a third Judas mentioned in the New Testament, who was brother of Jesus.
-- Ylva  6/3/2006
Judas was actually a common name at the time. There are SEVERAL of them in the Bible, and they're not all bad.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2007
I really like this name. It's one of the names I would like my son (if I have one) to have. =)
-- honungspinglan  1/6/2007
Judas has a nice sound to it. Yes, I know a man named Judas betrayed Jesus, but the fact is that Jesus is a pretty forgiving guy, so maybe we should be too and just move on past the fact that Judas happens to be the name of arguably the most hated man in history. If you ignore that, it becomes a pretty cool-sounding name.
-- SocioLogically  2/22/2007
Judas and Jude are different forms of the same name. Over time Christians have come to associate one with Judas Iscariot and the other with Saint Jude. Both are wonderful names so it is too bad that Judas has such a terrible historical connection.
-- YMPvt  3/15/2007
Judas might not actually be a bad character. Some scientists have found the gospels of Judas and he might not be bad after all.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Nice name, but I prefer the forms Jude and Judah.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2007
The bible is a load of rubbish to me, so I'd have no problem using the name if I ever have a son. I love the sound of it.
-- 0000  9/5/2007
As a Christian, I obviously do not like Judas Iscariot. He was one of, if not the, most evil man in history. HOWEVER, this does not affect my opinion of the name. In fact, I rather like this name. I used it in one of my stories. I suppose I could have changed his name to Jude or Judah, but it wouldn't be the same. Jude lacks the two syllables that make it work (I don't care much for monosyllabic names), and Judah hasn't got the S at the end that makes me like it so. So if you give it a chance (and try not to think of Judas Iscariot), it's really a cool name.

By the way, I'd like to say that Jude and Judas are the same names in the Bible. The translators just changed them so they'd be different names.
-- Pippin  3/15/2008
It would admittedly be fun to name a son Judas just to make the veins in Christians' heads and necks bulge and to get them to foam at the mouth and send you hate mail, but to tell you the truth, I'm not big on the name myself. It sounds a bit pompous and foreign, and thus out of place, outside the culture it came from. But if you do like the name, fine, use it, but don't whine about how people have negative ideas about you as a parent and how people think you're cult members or some type of immature teen parents who thought it would be cool, or, the worst of all possibilities, some annoying contrarian types. Also, cut the crap about this man being the most evil man in history, or anything close to it. Judas didn't start a war, create concentration camps, or come up with some horible way to systematically destroy minority groups. If you want the name of a truly evil person, try Adolf, Saddam, or something on the lines of that.
-- slight night shiver  6/12/2008
I don't understand why somebody would be against naming their child Judas because it just happened to be the name of a man who lived 2,000 years ago who may or may not have betrayed another man which certain people see as some sort of savior. The fact is, it's a beautiful name that has belonged to many good people. Yes, an event occurred a millennium ago that some people interpret a certain way but realize, there is going to be negative connotations with any name. Be mature people.
-- Anonymous User  10/2/2008
Judas is the name of the very mean dog who belongs to the horrible abusive Garbos in Jerzy Kosinski's haunting novel 'The Painted Bird.'
-- Anyechka  9/21/2009
This name disgusts me. I don't know why a few people like this. It is too heavily associated with Judas Iscariot and no one else. I think this is a terrible name that wouldn't reflect well.
-- bananarama  1/3/2010
Judas Maccabaeus was one of the greatest Jewish heroes in the Old Testament he was responsible for re-establishing Israel's independence by kicking out the Greeks. However the Book of Maccabees is not considered to be part of the Bible by Protestants but it is by Catholics.
-- Anton  3/7/2010
Judas Iscariot did not betray Jesus. It's been found that Jesus specifically spoke to Judas telling him that he (Judas) must be the one to reveal him (Jesus) to the Romans so he could die for the sins of mankind. Judas was a hero, in a way. And go ahead and tell me I'm wrong, I'm a die-hard Catholic, too ;)
-- EchoSketcher  12/6/2010
In response to what someone said previously, I think it is sick that anyone would think it is fun to name your child Judas just to piss people off.
-- nina77  4/13/2011
Well, to step away from the Biblical discussions above, here is something on the usage of the name: Lady GaGa released a single called "Judas."
-- xsai  5/17/2011
If my last name were Priest, I would totally name my kid this.
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2011
The name Judas is SO STUPID! Who would name their kid after a Lady Gaga song?!
-- Anonymous User  12/4/2011
I hope the poster above me was joking. If anyone were insane enough to name their child this, it would most likely be after the character in the bible, not a lady gaga song! Ridiculous how ignorant some people are.
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2013
I once heard that most historians believe Jesus had two apostles named Judas, but he changed one's name to Thaddeus to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2014

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