Variations:Jeude, Jood

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About Jude

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Jude is a religious name that sounds lovely and gentle.This is an ideal name choice for parents looking for something that conveys a feeling of sensitivity and softness.

Detailed Meaning

Jude is a short form of Judas, and is used in the Bible to distinguish between the Judas who betrayed Christ and other men of that name.

Famous People With This Name

Jude Law is an English actor known for his roles in “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Gattaca,” and the Guy Ritchie “Sherlock Holmes” films. Jude (full name Michael Jude Christodal) is an American musician. Jude Deveraux is an American romance novelist.

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname for Jude is Judy/Judie, although that might get confused with the girl name that sounds the same.

Related Names

Jude can also be spelt Jeude and Jood. This name is not to be confused with Judas, however!

Stories Featuring This Name

Jude Lizowski is a character from the Canadian animated series, “6teen.” Jude the Entropic Man is a character from the Marvel Comic universe. Jude Fawley is the main character of Thomas Hardy’s novel, “Jude the Obscure.” Jude St. Francis is a character in the novel “A Little Life.”

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