Judith (given name)

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Gender Female
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "She will be praised" or "Woman of Judea"/for male: He is our hope & shelter
Other names
Related names Judy, Judah

Judith is a feminine given name derived from the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית or Yehudit, meaning "woman of Judea". Judith appeared in the Old Testament as the wife of Esau and in the Apocryphal Book of Judith.[1] It is in common usage in English, French, German, many Scandinavian languages, Dutch, and Hebrew.

The name was among the top 50 most popular given names for girls born in the United States between 1936 and 1956. Its popularity has since declined. It was the 893rd most popular name for baby girls born in the United States in 2012, down from 74th place in 1960.[2]

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Alternative forms of the name Judith include:


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