Name Judith Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Judith


Judith is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Judith?

Judith is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. The Hebrew form of the name is Yehudit (יהודית). In the Old Testament, Judith was one of the Hittite wives of Esau and a main character of the Book of Judith. She killed the Assyrian commander Holofernes by beheading him in his sleep.

What does the name Judith mean?

Judith means “woman from Judea” and “Jewish woman” or “Jewess” (from Hebrew “y’hudí/יְהוּדִי” = being a Jew/Jewish), but as well “praised” (from Hebrew “yadá/יָדָה” = to praise).

Pronunciation of Judith

Variants of the name Judith

Judit Yudith

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Popularity of the name Judith

The name Judith is ranked #3330 overall.

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