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My name is Judith born in the 90s. I love my name doesn't feel old lady like at all! I've never met another Judith in person. Some people call me Judy. As an adult close friends and family started to call me Jude and I love it because I'm a fan of masculine nicknames on girls. Great name for a little girl to stand out amongst the trendy names that are common right now. Cute nickname options Jules, Judy, Jude, Juju.
I like it but most people who are named Judith go by Judy which I don't like.
It's a really beautiful name. ❤❤.
Also Judeo-French: https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/jewish/levy/fema-z.html
Also Afrikaans. You'll find various bearers on social media.
Also Flemish and French (Belgian): http://www.names.be/meisjesnamen.html?met=Judith&sort=beldesc
I've started to really like this name. Mostly because I like the nickname Judy (based on both bad-ass real women named Judy and fictional women named Judy), but it is a nice name, especially as far as older names go. (Not really a fan of names like Mildred or Gertrude, sorry, but Judith/Judy has a softer sound, in my opinion.)
Judy Hale is played by Linda Cardellini on the TV show Dead to Me.
Actually the reason there was so many baby girls names Judith in the 40's was because of Judy Garland. The Wizard of Oz motion picture came out in 1938 I believe. Judith is my name and I am very proud of it.
Judith Ford is one of the two leads in the podcast-musical 36 Questions. She is a compulsive liar who attempts to use the “36 Questions to Fall in Love” to salvage her marriage after it is discovered that she had lied about her name and past to her husband Jase.
A very awesome name with a long history. I like it.
Also Judeo-Anglo-Norman.
Source: Seror, Simon "Les noms des femmes juives en Angleterre au Moyen Âge".
How about the lovely Australian singer Judith Durham of The Seekers? She's a fantastic pianist, too!
This is a strong, classic name with a lovely sound. It is reminiscent of the word “jewel”, and has a connection to ancient history. Keep in mind that if your daughter becomes a professional (e.g. a doctor or a lawyer) it will be to her advantage as a young woman to have a name that makes her sound like a seasoned practitioner on paper. People who think “old lady name” is a point against a name clearly haven’t considered that their daughter may one day be ambitious! Judith is versatile and elegant, like a classic gown or a well-tailored suit.
Stunnnnnnnning.
Possibly the most beautiful name ever?! Lol. Judy and Jools are viable nicknames for it.
This is a good, good name. Classic, simple, elegant! Yes, it may sound a little bit like an older woman name, but at least it has quality in it, unlike many childish or made up names. Judith is sweet and strong at the same time.
There’s something about this name I really don’t like, honestly.
I know a girl named Judith. She doesn't like Judie or Jodie, so goes by Jade. I've never heard it as a nickname before, but I think it's cool and it suits her.
Judith was the name of an Anglo-Saxon princess on the TV drama "Vikings".
Very pretty, I love its history. On The Cosby Show the youngest girl in the family was nicknamed Rudy. Guess what her first name was...Rudith. Rudith is a horrible name, and Judith is much better.
My mother’s name was Judy. She named me JUDITH. I’m not old or outdated. I’m the only person who I know that was born in the 80’s with this name. It fits a strong personality and I am proud to have it.
Very dated.
Eighty year old lady name! I would absolutely hate to be stuck with this name throughout life!
This name is beautiful, but a bit dated. And the first thing that comes to mind for me is Judith Barsi.
Judith is my beautiful mother's name, I feel it's a strong name that brings an air of commanding attention as well as representing a gentle beauty & style that is intelligent & graceful, just like my mom, so it suits her perfectly.
JOO-dith in English. [noted -ed]
I’m not Jewish but this name sounds a lot like Jude or Judas which are also Christian.
Judith is the feminine form of "Judah" which means "praise." My name is Judith, and I was given the name because it meant praise, like Judah. I grew up being called "Judy" but started going by Judith after high school. I don't like being called by something that is not my actual name, but my family and people I grew up with still call me "Judy" so I tolerate it.
Similar to another user, this is my grandmother’s name, and she goes by Judy. I love the name Judith. I think it’s so pretty and strong, and I would love to hear it on a young girl. I love the nickname Judy too!
My grandmother's name was Judith and she went by Judy. I think it is a lovely and strong sounding name, just as she was. I would love to see this name return.
Judith More is one of the four female characters in Alma De Groen's 2002 play WICKED SISTERS. Her motto is “My first responsibility is to myself”. She works in PR and suffers from binge eating out of a chronic sense of guilt about living on deceit. She has been played by Barbara Stephens and Elizabeth Dimon.
Maybe just a little dated, but still nice.
I'm not a big fan but I do like the nickname 'Judy'. Overall I prefer the original Yehudit.
Very frumpy and old fashioned.
A simple, yet strong and intelligent sounding name. It would be lovely to meet a young person named Judith nowadays.
I like Judith, it's a no-nonsense name, with no frills, yet it manages to be pretty. It suits both a young girl and an old woman.
Judith Loftus is a minor character in "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. She exposes Huck Finn, who is dressed as a girl, as a boy after conversing with him about Jim's whereabouts.
This name should be listed in the category 'Books of the Bible', like the names Genesis, Esther, and Amos. Though some Bibles omit this book, it is included in the Catholic Bible.
The name Judith was given to 313 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Judith are female.
Judith Grimes is the name of Rick Grimes' daughter from the TV show the Walking Dead.
One reason why I dislike this name is due to Judge Judy (Real name, Judith) association
Judith Jamison is an American dancer and choreographer, best known as the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The actress who played the little girl from The City of Lost Children is named Judith Vittet.
We need this name back. It's still a really good name.
This name is pretty, sweet and quite uncommon nowadays. It would be soo refreshing to hear on a little girl. I have a thing for names ending in -ith :P.
I think it's funny that the name Judith wasn't very common until after the Protestant Reformation, but Protestants generally don't regard the Book of Judith as part of the Bible. Anyway, it's a great name with the option of 2 cute nicknames: Judy or Jody!
My niece's name is Judith but she hates her name so we have to call her Judy.
It is a pity because I think that Judith is a very elegant name for a strong girl!
Judith (1054-1092) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Henry III and his second wife Agnes.
Judith (844-870) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Bald and his wife Ermentrude.
My name is Judith. My family speaks Spanish and we pronounce it: Who-Deet; deet like in the word beet but with a D instead.
I wouldn't apply this name solely to an older woman, I could imagine a young girl with it; though I would imagine her as being Jewish. :P
I think this is a very pretty name, that is sophisticated. It's a name that a girl could grow old with, and it would still suit her.
I was told it means (Judith) one who praises God.
This is also used as a feminine form of the name "Judah" meaning "Praise." That's the meaning I was named for.
Lovely! I especially like the French pronunciation.
I absolutely love this name. Very glamorous and old-wordly to me.
It's pretty, strong, and mature. But please don't shorten it to Judy.
I knew a little girl named Judith, who was named this because her family was Jewish, and her father European. But it was the weirdest name ever for a little tomboy growing up in America! Be careful with this name.
My mother told me that my middle name is Diane because it means GODDESS and she wanted a meaningful phrase behind my name and since Judith means PRAISED she thought that would work.There must be a lot of us from the 1940's who meet the description given earlier of a little Jewish tomboy with a European father. Otherwise, the person who made that comment earlier, knew ME! :)
Judith Wurmbrand, daughter-in-law of Voice of the Martyrs founder Richard Wurmbrand, and author of a book about her escape from Communist Romania to Israel. Today she goes by Judy.
A famous bearer is Judith Butler - an American post-structuralist philosopher, who has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics.
A famous bearer would be child actress Judith Barsi. She was famous during the 1980s for roles in animated films such as The Land Before Time (where she played Ducky) and All Dogs Go To Heaven (where she played Anne-Marie). However, her life came to a tragic end when, at the age of ten, she and her mother were murdered by her father. All Dogs Go To Heaven was released posthumously, and was dedicated to her.
Judith as a name has the the same meaning as Jude or Judah. The original meaning of Judah in Hebrew is: the praise of the Lord; confession - according to Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary.In the New Testament Epistle of Jude, the name Jude is written as follows:
ιουδαςIn the New Testament, when the name Judah is written in Greek, and refers to the tribe of Judah - Judah is written as follows:
ιουδα In the original Old Testament story of the birth of the baby Judah, it is said that the baby's mother, Leah, named the baby Judah - and then said: "Now will I praise the LORD." (Genesis 29:35)In Hebrew, Judah is written as follows:
יְהוּדָה, Although It IS possible, I guess, to name a girl baby Jude - especially if the baby's birth meant that the family believed: "Now will I praise the Lord," it should be noted that Judith is the feminine form of Judah - and also means The praise of the Lord - or Confessing the praise of the Lord.Judith was a brave widow who saved her countrymen by tricking a foreign leader and then getting rid of him - permanently. The Book of Judith is included in some Bibles but is excluded from most Protestant and Jewish canons. Mainly because many of the "historical" details contained in the book have never been verified. Therefore, there is some difference of opinion as to whether to book of Judith relates a factual occurrence - or was just a story which gained popularity during that time period. Whether historical or not - I would think that a little girl could easily feel honored to carry the name of Judith. Genesis 26:34 ALSO mentions a woman named Judith who was married to Esau, the twin brother of Jacob and, therefore, the daughter-in-law of Isaac and Rebekah. In Hebrew, the name Judith is written as follows:
הוּדִיתHowever, whether you render the name as Jude, Judas, Judah or Judith - the ORIGINAL meaning of the name remains the same - Praise the Lord or Confessing a praise of the Lord -- "Now will I praise the Lord."
The meaning "woman from Judea" probably came from the meaning "jewess," seeing as Judea was a Jewish homeland later on. I think this is a beautiful name, and I like names that have a strong women behind them!
This name has a very Hebrew feel to it, probably because of the Jew part.
Judith of Schweinfurt (before 1003 – 2 August 1058) was the wife of Břetislav I of Bohemia and the Duchess of Bohemia. She was the daughter of Heinrich, margrave of Nordgau (Bavaria) from the House of Babenberg and his wife Gerberga.
Judith Kerr is an author.
Judith Marie Keenan, mother of Maynard James Keenan of Tool was the subject of the song "Judith", by A Perfect Circle (side project of the Tool vocalist).
A famous bearer was Australian actress Judith Anderson (February 10, 1897–January 3 1992). She was well-known for Broadway roles in 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. She won a Tony Award in 1948 in "Medea". She won 2 Emmys for television roles in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" and "Macbeth", as well as receiving an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" (1940). She received a Grammy nomination for the "Wuthering Heights" recording.
This name does not mean 'woman of Judea' - it was used prior to the region being called Judea and was used on a Hittite woman. Judith is related to the name Judah and means 'praise'.
Judith from The Book of Judith was a brave and beautiful widow who saved her besieged city by charming the invading general, Holofernes: she plied him with wine and sweet talk and when he was asleep, she cut off his head.
I cannot believe that a lot of people find this name to be old lady material. This name is far from it. I picture a young lady with dark hair and olive skin with exotic features.
Lol, I love this comment. I sorta associate it with older women because that's when it was most popular so everyone else I meet with the name is my mom's age but I have dark hair, and a slightly dark complexion (probably from a mix of European ancestry including French and German).
Actually Judith (Yiddish: Yehudit) means "praised" or "jewess".
Just a comment concerning the meaning being "woman from Judea". Judith was the name of one of Esau's wives in the Old Testament of the Bible. This means that the name is much older than the Kingdom of Judea, since Esau was the brother of Jacob, who was the father of the twelve patriarchs of the twelve tribes of Israel, including Judah.
So the original meaning of the name could not have been "woman from Judea", since the name was clearly in use BEFORE there WAS a place called Judea.
Judith Sheindlin is a judge who has her own court show aka Judge Judy.
In the book The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Judith is one of Kit's cousins.
Judith (Judy) Smallweed is a character in Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House."
Judith is the name of a major character in Clive Barker's novel Imajica. She lived in London and I could tell you so much about this character but I can't because I don't want to ruin it for those of you who haven't read it.
There are authors named Judith Jance (J A Jance), Judith Kelman, and Judith McNaught.
Judith was used the most in the 1940's.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Judith here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
Actress Judith Light played Angela Bower on "Who's the Boss?"
This is also a German name, and in Germany it is pronounced Yu-dit.
The singer and songwriter of the band Wir Sind Helden is named Judith.
Judith Leyster (1609 - 1660) was a Dutch painter.
There is a famous painting of Judith called "Judith Beheading Holofernes" by Artemisia Gentileschi.
Judith was the name of Shakespeare's daughter.
In one of our Learning German videos, there was a girl named Judith from Aurich and she pronounced it as "yoo-DIT".
Try the spelling JUDETH.
This name sounds like a strong, wise woman.

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