Judy - Meaning of Judy
[ 2 syll. ju-dy, jud-y ] The baby girl name Judy is pronounced as JHUW-Diy- †. Judy is used chiefly in the English and Hebrew languages, and it is derived from Hebrew origins. Judy is a short form of the name Judith (English, French, and German).
See also the related form, Judyann (English).
Judy is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the height of its usage in 1946, 1.270% of baby girls were given the name Judy. Its ranking then was #11. The baby name has since experienced a substantial loss in popularity, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly linked to Judy, Judith was the most frequently used. The name Judy has predominantly been a girl name, though it has also been given to boys in the past century. In 1945, Judy as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 351 times.
† Pronunciation for Judy: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Judy is Actress Judy Garland, born Frances Gumm, 10 June 1922 - 22 June 1969, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.