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Judy is a gem of a name that means “praised”. However, the name's association with Judy Garland makes it a symbol of wholesome glamour. Keep reading to learn more about what makes Judy such a classic name.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Judy:

Judy is Hebrew in origin. Judy is derived from the name Judith that means “woman from Judea”. In the Bible, Judith was a beautiful woman who exacted revenge on an invading general. The name can also mean “praised”.

Symbolism of the Name Judy:

Judy is a symbol of being a chosen woman. The name's association with Judea makes it an inherently spiritual name.

Nicknames for the Name Judy:

As a short name, Judy can't be turned into as many nicknames as a longer name. Fortunately for those interested in this name, there are still some excellent options to choose from. They are:

Style of the Name Judy:


Gender of the Name Judy:

Judy is considered the female variation of Judea.

Pronunciation of the Name Judy:


Syllables in the Name Judy:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Judy:

The name Judy is classically elegant. It also has a very youthful twist.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Judy:

Joody, Juda, Judi.

Popularity of the Name Judy:

According to the Social Security Administration Popularity Index, Judy ranked on the list of the top 1,000 baby names every year from 1902 to 1998. While Judy peaked at #11 in 1946, the name enjoyed a full two decades of staying in the single digits. Judy has not ranked among the top 1,000 at any point in the 21st century.

Jodie, Judith.

Great Middle Names for Judy and Their Meanings:

Famous People with the Name Judy:

  • Judy Bloom (author)
  • Judy Collins (singer and songwriter)
  • Judge Judy (television personality)
  • Judy Garland (classic American actress and singer)
  • Judy Greer (actress)
  • Judy Holliday (classic Broadway and Hollywood actress)

Judys in Pop Culture:

  • Judy (character in the movie “My Girl”)
  • Judy Gellar (character in the television show “Friends”)
  • Judy Hopps (character in the movie “Zootopia”)
  • Judy Jetson (character in “The Jetsons”)
  • Judy Shepherd (character played by Kirsten Dunst in “Jumanji”)
  • Judy Moody (star of a book series of the same title)
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