Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JO-dee
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Meaning & History

Probably either a variant of Judy or a diminutive of Joseph. It was popularized by the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel The Yearling (1938) and the subsequent film adaptation (1946).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesYousef, Youssef, Yusef, Yusuf(Arabic) Youcef(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Hovsep(Armenian) Yusif(Azerbaijani) Joseba(Basque) Jehudi, Joseph, Judith, Joses(Biblical) Ioseph, Ioudith, Ioses(Biblical Greek) Yehudi, Yehudit, Yosef(Biblical Hebrew) Ioseph, Iudith(Biblical Latin) Jusuf(Bosnian) Yosif(Bulgarian) Josep(Catalan) Ghjaseppu(Corsican) Josip, Josipa(Croatian) Josef, Judita, Dita, Jitka(Czech) Josef, Judit, Judith, Ditte, Jytte(Danish) Josephus, Jozef, Judith, Jef, Joep, Joop, Joos, Joost, Jos, Sjef, Zef(Dutch) Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Joosep, Juta(Estonian) Jósef(Faroese) Jose(Filipino) Jooseppi, Juuso(Finnish) Josée, Joseph, Josèphe, Judith, José, Joséphine(French) Xosé(Galician) Ioseb, Soso(Georgian) Josef, Judith, Jo, Joschka, Joseph, Josepha, Judit, Jupp, Jutta, Sepp, Seppel(German) Iosif(Greek) Yehudi, Yehudit, Yosef(Hebrew) Josephus(History) Jozefa, József, Judit, Jóska, Józsi(Hungarian) Jósef(Icelandic) Jusuf, Yusuf(Indonesian) Seosamh(Irish) Giuditta, Giuseppa, Giuseppe, Beppe, Giuseppina, Giusi, Giusy, Peppe, Peppi, Peppino, Pino(Italian) Judith(Jewish) Iosephus(Late Roman) Jāzeps, Juta(Latvian) Judita, Juozapas, Juozas(Lithuanian) Josif(Macedonian) Hohepa(Maori) Josef, Judit, Judith(Norwegian) Josèp(Occitan) Yousef, Yusef(Persian) Józef, Józefa, Judyta(Polish) José, Josefa, Judite, , Zezé(Portuguese) Iosif(Romanian) Iosif(Russian) Seòsaidh(Scottish Gaelic) Josif(Serbian) Jozef, Judita(Slovak) Josip, Jožef, Jožefa(Slovene) Yuusuf(Somali) Jose, José, Josefa, Judit, Judith, Josepe, Pepe, Pepita, Pepito(Spanish) Josef, Judit, Judith(Swedish) Yusuf(Turkish) Ýusup(Turkmen) Yosyp(Ukrainian) Yousaf(Urdu) Yusup(Uyghur) Issouf, Issoufou(Western African)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019