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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Judith
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Judith in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Judith:
Records indicate that 450,505 girls in the United States have been named Judith since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1943, when 25,188 people in the U.S. were given the name Judith. Those people are now 75 years old.
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Comments about the name Judith
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18 Positive Comments
"I loved the pronunciation of Judith in Spanish but I hated the way is pronounced in English. I loved my name growing up in Mexico. I was named after my father's mistress (my mother didn't know). She try to get me to change it once she found out but I was already grown and I loved being call Judy. Just don't call me Judith. Judy is a fun name, judith is way too serious for me. I was born in 1964." Jan. 12, 2018:
"I am a Judith who was named after my aunt. My aunt was named after her aunt, my great aunt. I love it!" Feb. 18, 2017:
"My name is Judith, given to me in 1941 and I love it. I prefer to be called Judy.It's not as formal sounding as Judith. Even though the name is rare,nowadays,there are five women named Judith in my apartment building." Jan. 12, 2017:
"I love the name judith its hecka lit. Honestly, you can't mispronounce it, or misspell it except this one guy who pronounced it Judaitath, not sure how. Anyone who ha this name is cool. I feel it fits me because its different, but normal. Its odd because my first language is Spanish but you cant really say it in Spanish otherwise it sounds really different. I like going by juju or jude but i hate Judy like most people with my name. I want to be a journalist but I'm scared because Judith Barsi, look her up if you don't know. Anyway, 10/10 family fun would watch again." May. 19, 2016:
"My name is Judith but it has only been the last 10 years ( I am 61 ) that I have grown to like it. I now love it. Mostly Americans in my age bracket, I havn't come across anyone younger than 45 with my name. occasional Judy I used to be Jude, Jud and for several years with a small group of people Judy. strange. but I am now going to celebrate my name." Sep. 14, 2015:
"I am Judith and I used to go by Judy. Now it is Judith which I love." Apr. 17, 2015:
"Hi my name is also Judith and I go by Judy... some people also calle me Jude. I really don't mind. But I hate when people call me Juda." Dec. 10, 2014:
"my name is judith. i like the name but hate that everyone shortens it to judy without asking if i mind. i dislike the name judy. my credit card company even shortened judith to judy on my card and i had to have it reissued to me with judith on it. i had filled the application out as judith. i don't mind being called jude or judd. I am 61 years old and still deal with this." Sep. 8, 2014:
"My name is Judith. It is quite unique. I really like it and feel it suits me. I was named after a good friend of the family. One thing though, I hate the nickname Judie. I like to be called Judith." Feb. 12, 2014:
"HI my name is Judith. people knew me personally calls me Judy. In formal Judith.. I'm happy to have this name. My sincere thanks to my dear DAD. I have met few people who have this name." Mar. 4, 2012:
"My name is Judith and I have always liked my name. Friends can call me Judy and I don't mind it. Legally, I sign my name Judith. On friendly correspondence I sign Judy. I've met many people who spell Judy differently. Makes life interesting. Don't call me early in the morning. A rose by any other color would smell as sweet. I think some people should start liking themselves." Dec. 27, 2011:
"My name is Judith..
im quite shy...
my friend's call me Jude and my aunties calling Juditha..sometimes they called me Juday..
they said im such a very serious person and old fashioned..." Nov. 28, 2010:
"My boyfriend loves my name and thinks it is very gothic, not that we are, but she did kill her husband the king by cutting off his head, so women power rules, i was always called judy as a child, but reverted back to judith when i was in the professional world and i loved my name because it was very formal, not stuck up, but strong and steady, i love being called jude, and my favorite song is hey jude, but please if you address me call me JUDITH, or as my student in korea said JUDITHSA< cheers thanks for reading, judith was a teacher a one man woman and a giver to life," Aug. 28, 2010:
"I was named after my grandmother Judith, I am 20yrs old and have only meet one person that is my age, with my name! I like it cause not that many young people have it" Jun. 8, 2010:
"I treasure my name my Dad picked it
am usually called Jude or Judie" Mar. 22, 2010:
"I love my name. As it is so uncommon! (born in the 70's in the UK. Most friends call me Judith, Jud or my family calls me Jude. There are only a handfull of folks that call me Judy and it is only older folks with whom I have alot of respect for ... all others are corrected either by me or my family or friends..." Sep. 20, 2007:
"Judith is my name and I was born in the 40's. I was named after a family friend and I feel honored that I was named after someone who was held in very high esteem. Since I am a very informal person, I am usually called Judy but am not offended in any way if I am called by my proper name." Apr. 29, 2007:
"My mom's name is Judith but she goes by Judy. She always says it's such an old-fashioned name but it was popular in her days." Mar. 21, 2007:
1 Negative Comment
"My name is Judith and I go by Judy. I hate the name Judy but cringe when I am called Judith (although I do sign everything by that). I was named after my Aunt who is now in her 60s and I always tell her, no offense but I hate my name lol. I always felt that my name was outdated and remember when I was in the hospital several years ago giving birth to my son and the nurse, who was also named Judy said she never met someone in my age group with that name. Many people hate that they have common names. I always hated that I had an old fashioned name and nobody my age that shared it with me." Jan. 14, 2016:
20 Neutral Comments
"My name is Judy and not Judith. My mother said she wanted me to be named the name that I would actually go by. She didn't like nicknames. She was planning to call me Judy so that's what she named me. I was born in 1951 in the US. I have known many Judy's though the years but most of them were close to me in age. I like the name very much and hope it comes back into popularity again although having an uncommon name nowadays is not so bad. I love having a short name that is easy to pronounce!" Sep. 21, 2017:
"I am Judith Marie. I usually go by Judy. Was born in the 50s- I like the name. It fits me." Apr. 10, 2016:
"My name is Judith. I was born in 40s. I like my name, because is oldfashioned and pretty. I usually go by Judy, all people call me so. Only my Mum and husband called me Judith, before they died. It was really cute, even though Judith is formal. I'm British and I was born in times, when Judith was a popular name, but I know only one Judith from England (she was my teacher and was awful). I know also one little Judith from Germany, her parents gave her this name after me, I am their friend. I am proud that I have a biblical name of such brave and wise woman, as biblical Judith was. I'm not very religious, but I love biblical names and all my children have biblical names: Sarah Anna, Nathaniel Elijah and Ruth Elizabeth." Jul. 1, 2015:
"Hi, my name is Judith! I absolutely love love loveeee my name. I feel like it suits me so well! & I love it because not a lot of people my age have it, i'm 15! I have 3 nick names I got by; Judy, Jude or Juda. I don't mind either of them. They are just so nice I love them all! So happy to be a JUDITH! I've only met 2 Judith's in my life the crazy thing is I've never met one in the states, I came to Costa Rica for vacation of 2 weeks & in the 2 weeks I found 2 Judith's & the was it's pronounced is so different. Really amazing. Love my name." May. 26, 2015:
"In 1944 my mom wrote my dad overseas and said should I call her Julie or Judy. He wrote back, Oh Judy's the one. Judy was to be my casual name and Judith my business name. It's worked out pretty well, I think. I actually got this name because my mother admired Judy Garland." Dec. 25, 2013:
"You get your credit hisorty that is all they collect. On occasion, they may have your current employment listed, but usually not your employment or salary hisorty." Mar. 17, 2013:
"For 10 years ago to the company you are acutal requests you worked for 10 years ago to not uncommon to the agencies the agencies the company you submit credit reporting agencies will.An update that section will to the preapproved credit application and the company you have made for 10 years ago to the company you worked for 10 years ago to.The preapproved credit credit reporting agencies the preapproved credit report will to be listed either basically your current company listed either basically your income because of your income because of your score and you submit credit credit applications these do not affect your credit report generally for 10 years.An update with that information hard inquiries these are the credit applications these do not all this section will to be accurate it is the agencies will to be accurate it will be accurate it will show is also not all this order personal information it will to have viewed your income because of your current company you are acutal requests you.For credit applications these do not list anything about your income because of your current company listed either basically your." Mar. 15, 2013:
"In high school, most of my closer friend would call me Judy. However, once a substitute teacher would do a role call, my real name would be called. After that, everyone called me Judith (even my teachers). I really like my name. I was named after my Aunt (who passed away when she was only 4 years old). I'm excited to know that other people are in the same boat I am, not really enjoying the name. Now, honestly, I don't care at all. It's just a name, it's your personally and heart that defines you." Jan. 14, 2013:
"My mother was 44 when I was born in 1962. She named me Judith (Judy). I think it had something to do with Judy Garland. No one my age has this name. I accept it, but would not have choosen it. It seems outdated for my age group. Now there is Judy Greer and Alan's wife on Two and a Half Men is named Judith so maybe it will resurface amoungst a younger set of people and not be so associated with the 1940's." May. 8, 2012:
"Way to use the internet to help people solve prbolmes!" Dec. 14, 2011:
"I'm also a Judith. It's ok, but I'd rather be called Jude. Love that name and most people call me Jude. It was my sister that started calling me Jude years ago and it stuck. Don't care to be called Judy." Jun. 17, 2011:
"I like my name - my given name! I can't stand it when people change it and try to call me Judy. I abhor that name. I introduce myself as Judith and can't understand why people feel they have the right to assume that I would like to be called something else." Dec. 8, 2010:
"I meet many others around my age named Judith and a lot of them have the same middle name as mine, which is Ann. I was walking around in my long skirt one day and a really elderly lady came up to me and said "you look so nice and your name either has to be Judith or Rebecca". I was amazed and said "yes, my name is Judith".
I do go by Judy but when I was young and living at home I knew when my father said to me "Judith Ann", that I had better listen up fast. I do like my name. I was born in 1941." Nov. 25, 2009:
"My name is Judith, and I'm alright with my name... although it sounds rather old fashioned. I know many women 20-30 years older than me (i'm 27) with my name, so it makes me feel like my name's a bit outdated... but I like being called Jude as it sounds a bit more unique and uncommon." Jan. 18, 2008:
"my name is Judith and i don'y like it because many people that i know have that name." Oct. 25, 2007:
"My name is Judith - born in the 70s in the Netherlands. I've never had any issues with my name and have never really thought it old fashioned. Maybe it is more common in the Netherlands? My family calls me Juud (pronounced something like "Ute"!!!), which is the Dutch shortening of it." Sep. 26, 2007:
"Judith is my name and it is the name I have always been known by. For a while, at school, I was called Jude but this died out after a while. I absolutely hate the shortening of it to 'Judy' and have never, nor will I ever, answer to it. There are so many dogs given this name in the Uk and there is also Punch & Judy, a very downtrodden character. I think it is a kind of classical name but seems to have died out now. I was born in the 1940's when it was probably at it's most popular." Sep. 5, 2007:
"I personally hate the name Judith, and always go by Judy. It IS a slightly old fashioned name for a teenager living in the twenty first century, and I have yet to find someone my age whose name is also Judy, but I've found that it suits me well enough." Jun. 30, 2007:
"My mother's name is Judith. She usually signs everything with "Judy" though. I don't think it is a bad name, I kind of like that it is different. We know a few other women named Judy, but they are all over 30 years old. It is an older name, but it's classic!" Jan. 15, 2007:
"I've never liked being named Judith. It sounds pompous to me and I'm very down to earth. My nickname is Judy and I don't really like that either. It sounds corny. On TV and in the movies, characters named Judy always have a dorky or negative persona." Nov. 16, 2005:
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