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Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz hereditary princess of Montenegro.jpg
Princess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who took a different name upon her marriage to a Montenegrin prince
PronunciationGerman: [ˈjʊta]
Meaning"Mankind, child, descendant"
Other names
Variant form(s)Judith, Eutha, Henrietta

The feminine name Jutta is a German form of Judith. It could also derive from the Germanic name Eutha, meaning "mankind, child, descendant", or from a short form of Henrietta.[1]

In Yiddish the name is pronounced Yitty,[2] in accordance with Galicia Yiddish pronunciation where the u is pronounced as an i.[dubious ]



  1. ^ Behind the name 'Jetta' The dutch pronunciation of this name.
  2. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Yitty". www.behindthename.com.
  3. ^ "Neustadt, Rebbitzen Yitty - TorahMedia.com". torahmedia.com.
  4. ^ e.g. Shema Yisrael website Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine and book review relating to the story

Further reading[edit]

  • Silvas, Anna. Jutta and Hildegard: The Biographical Sources. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.