Judith

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin spelling of Hebrew יְהוּדִית (Yehudit)
1a) Meaning 'praised' [1] [2]
1b) Meaning 'woman from Jehud (= 'praised country', see Júdea)' [3][4] [5] [6]
1c) Meaning 'Jew' [7] [8] [2] [9] [3] [5] [6]

2) Latinised form of Jutta [2]

3) Latinised form of Gyda (see Gyða) [8]

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Judhit
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Judit
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Júdit
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Judith
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Juditt
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Juudit
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Judyth
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Yodet
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Yodiet
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Yodit
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Yodith
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Youdit Swedish
Yudit
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Yudith
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See also Ditte, Judina, Juditha, Judy, Jutta

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Juditharson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Judithardóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see JUD and DIT (name elements)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Judith
Genitive: Judiths
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Judith
Accusative: Judith
Dative: Judith
Genitive: Judithar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Judith
Genitive: Judithin
Partitive: Judithia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Judith
Accusative: Judith
Dative: Judith
Genitive: Judithar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Judith
Genitive: Judiths
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Judith
Genitive: Judiths

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

10 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • Judith is the heroine of the book Judith in the Apocrypha. She saved her people from the Assyrians by gaining the confidence of their leader, Holofernes, and cutting off his head as he slept.
  • Judith is also the name of Esau's wife.

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[11]
1618 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[12]
1222 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
1166 2583 0 0
Iceland Iceland[13]
18 24 0 0
Finland Finland[14]
n.a. 719 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Judith(f) Sources: [10][12][11][14]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Judith(f)

Sources: [10] [12] [11] [14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi