First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Jud, Juda, Judah, Judas, Jude, Juddson, Yehudah, Yehuda, Yehudi, Judda, Juddah, Juddas, Judd
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for an officer of justice or a
nickname for a solemn and authoritative person thought to behave like
a judge, from Middle English, Old French juge (Latin
iudex, from ius ‘law’ + dicere to say), which
replaced the Old English term dēma. Compare Dempster.
- Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an
Bhreitheamhain, later Mac an Bhreithimh ‘son of the judge
(breitheamhnach)’. Compare Brain.
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