The name Judah can refer to:
  • Judah (Biblical person), fourth son of the Biblical patriarch Jacob
    Jacob "heel" or "leg-puller"), also later known as Israel , as described in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the New Testament and the Qur'an was the third patriarch of the Hebrew people with whom God made a covenant, and ancestor of the tribes of Israel, which were named after his descendants.In the...


All later individuals, groups and places of this name are directly or indirectly derived from this Judah.

Ethnic, political and geographic names and terms

  • The Tribe of Judah
    Tribe of Judah
    According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Judah was one of the Tribes of Israel.Following the completion of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelite tribes after about 1200 BCE, Joshua allocated the land among the twelve tribes....

    , the Hebrew tribe whose members regarded the above as their eponymous ancestor
  • The Kingdom of Judah
    Kingdom of Judah
    The Kingdom of Judah was a Jewish state established in the Southern Levant during the Iron Age. It is often referred to as the "Southern Kingdom" to distinguish it from the northern Kingdom of Israel....

    , the Biblical kingdom ruled by the royal line of David
  • Yehud Medinata
    Yehud Medinata
    Yehud Medinata or simply Yehud, was an Achaeminid autonomous province covering Judea and parts of Samaria, located south to Eber-Nari...

    , the Babylonian and Persian province organised from the former kingdom of Judah
  • Judea
    Judea or Judæa was the name of the mountainous southern part of the historic Land of Israel from the 8th century BCE to the 2nd century CE, when Roman Judea was renamed Syria Palaestina following the Jewish Bar Kokhba revolt.-Etymology:The...

    , the former territory of the Kingdom of Judah after its demise (c. 586 BC), being successively a Babylonian, a Persian, a Ptolemaic and a Seleucid province, an independent kingdom under the Hasmoneans regarding itself as successor of the Biblical one, a Roman dependent kingdom and a Roman province
  • Iudaea Province
    Iudaea Province
    Judaea or Iudaea are terms used by historians to refer to the Roman province that extended over parts of the former regions of the Hasmonean and Herodian kingdoms of Israel...

    , Roman province, with the Latin spelling
  • Jew, derived from Hebrew "Yehudi" יהודי (literally, "Judean"); the derivation is more clear in German "Jude" and in Slavic "Zhid"
  • Judean Mountains
    Judean Mountains
    The Judaean Mountains, ;, also Judaean Hills and Hebron Hills is a mountain range in Israel and the West Bank where Jerusalem and several other biblical cities are located. The mountains reach a height of 1,000 m.-Geography:...

    , modern Israeli name for the mountains around Jerusalem, politically divided between Israel and the Occupied West Bank
  • Judea and Samaria
    Judea and Samaria
    Judea and Samaria Area is the official Israeli term roughly corresponding to the territory usually known outside Israel as the West Bank and to the Israeli settlements there that are not governed as part of Jerusalem.-Terminology:...

    , official Israeli name for the West Bank

Other places
  • Judah, Indiana
    Judah, Indiana
    Judah is an unincorporated town in Marshall Township, Lawrence County, Indiana....

    , a small town in the United States

People called Judah

  • Judah Maccabee, leader of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid empire
  • Jude of James and Judas Iscariot
    Judas Iscariot
    Judas Iscariot was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He is best known for his betrayal of Jesus to the hands of the chief priests for 30 pieces of silver.-Etymology:...

    , two apostles of Jesus
  • Judah the Prince, chief redactor of the Mishnah and second-century Jewish leader
  • Judah II
    Judah II
    Judah II or Nesi'ah I was a famous Jewish sage who lived in Tiberias in the Land of Israel, in the middle of the third century CE. He is mentioned in the classical works of Judaism's oral law, the Mishnah and Talmud....

    , third-century Jewish sage
  • Judah III
    Judah III
    It is often difficult to know when the Mishna and Talmud are referring to Judah II or Judah III; they do not clearly distinguish between them. Since the title "Nesi'ah" was borne by both, which of the two in any citation is meant by "Judah Nesi'ah" can be gathered only from internal evidence,...

    , third- and fourth-century sage
  • Judah IV
    Judah IV

    , 4th-century talmudic sage
  • Judah b. Meremar
    Judah b. Meremar
    Judah b. Meremar was a seventh generetion Amora sage of Babylon, son of Maremar, dean of the Sura Yeshiva Academy...

    , Babylonian sage
  • Yehuda Halevi
    Yehuda Halevi
    Judah Halevi was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or Tudela, in 1075 or 1086, and died shortly after arriving in Palestine in 1141...

    , prominent Medieval Spanish Jewish philosopher and poet

Persons that had Judah as their first or middle name

  • Judah P. Benjamin
    Judah P. Benjamin
    Judah Philip Benjamin was an American politician and lawyer. Born a British subject in the West Indies, he moved to the United States with his parents and became a citizen. He later became a citizen of the Confederate States of America. After the collapse of the Confederacy, Benjamin moved to...

    , politician and lawyer in the United States and Confederate States of America
  • Judah Bergman ("Jack Kid Berg"), English world champion Hall of Fame junior welterweight boxer
  • Judah Ben-Hur, main character of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel, "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ". Also the 1959 film "Ben-Hur", which starred Charlton Heston.
  • Judah Loew ben Bezalel
    Judah Loew ben Bezalel
    Judah Loew ben Bezalel, alt. Loewe, Löwe, or Levai, widely known to scholars of Judaism as the Maharal of Prague, or simply The MaHaRaL, the Hebrew acronym of "Moreinu ha-Rav Loew," was an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who served as a leading rabbi in the city of...

    , the Maharal, important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who served as a leading rabbi in Prague (now in the Czech Republic) for most of his life
  • Dr. Judah Folkman
    Judah Folkman
    Moses Judah Folkman was an American medical scientist best known for his research on tumor angiogenesis, the process by which a tumor attracts blood vessels to nourish itself and sustain its existence...

    , American cellular biologist, founder of the field of antiangiogenesis
  • Judah Friedlander
    Judah Friedlander
    Judah Friedlander is an American actor and comedian, known for his trademark trucker hats, oversized glasses and unkempt appearance, which he retains in many of his screen roles.-Early life:...

    , American actor. *30 Rock
  • Judah Nagler
    Judah Nagler
    Judah Nagler is the singer for The Velvet Teen, an Indie/Baroque Pop band from Santa Rosa in Northern California. He was born on June 19, 1980.- Tin Circus :...

    , singer, guitarist, and songwriter for indie-pop band The Velvet Teen
  • Yehuda Alharizi
    Yehuda Alharizi
    Yehuda Alharizi, also Judah ben Solomon Harizi or al-Harizi was a rabbi, translator, poet and traveller active in Spain in the Middle Ages . He was supported by wealthy patrons, to whom he wrote poems and dedicated compositions.He was a rationalist, conveying the works of Maimonides and his...

    , prominent Medieval Spanish rabbi, translator, poet and traveler
  • Yehuda Amichai
    Yehuda Amichai
    Yehuda Amichai was an Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew....

    , Israeli poet
  • Yehuda Amital
    Yehuda Amital
    Yehuda Amital was an Orthodox rabbi, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion and a former member of the Israeli cabinet.-Biography:Amital was born in Oradea in Romania. When Germany occupied the area in 1944, the Nazis sent his entire family to Auschwitz where they were killed. Amital was sent to...

    , Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion and a former member of the Israeli cabinet
  • Yehuda Gilad (musician), clarinetist
  • Yehuda Gilad (politician)
    Yehuda Gilad (politician)
    Rabbi Yehuda Gilad is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Meimad between 2002 and 2003.-Biography:Born in Brazil, Gilad made aliyah to Israel at the age of seven. He was certified as a rabbi, and headed a yeshiva...

    , rabbi and politician
  • Yehuda Krinsky, Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic rabbi
  • Yehuda Poliker
    Yehuda Poliker
    Yehuda Poliker is an Israeli singer, songwriter, musician, and painter.-Early life:Poliker was born in Kiryat Haim, a suburb of Haifa, Israel to a Greek Jewish family. Poliker is the son of Holocaust survivors deported to Auschwitz from Salonika, Greece.-Music career:Poliker's music combines rock...

     (born 1950), Israeli singer-songwriter
  • Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin
    Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin
    Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, , also known as Reb Hirsch Leib Berlin, and commonly known by the acronym Netziv, was an Orthodox rabbi, dean of the Volozhin Yeshiva and author of several works of rabbinic literature in Lithuania.- Family :Berlin was born in Mir, Russia in 1816 into a family of Jewish...

    , Rosh yeshiva of the Volozhin yeshiva and author of several works of rabbinic literature in Lithuania
  • Yehudi Menuhin
    Yehudi Menuhin
    Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE was a Russian Jewish American violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. He was born to Russian Jewish parents in the United States, but became a citizen of Switzerland in 1970, and of the United Kingdom in 1985...

    , world-famous violinist
  • Yehuda Tzadka
    Yehuda Tzadka
    Yehuda Yehoshua Tzadka was a respected Sephardi rabbi and rosh yeshiva of the Porat Yosef Yeshiva in Jerusalem...

    , Rosh yeshiva of Porat Yosef Yeshiva
    Porat Yosef Yeshiva
    Porat Yosef Yeshiva is a leading Sephardic yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel, with locations in both the Old City and the Geula neighborhood.-History:...

    , Jerusalem


  • Henry M. Judah
    Henry M. Judah
    Henry Moses Judah was a career officer in the United States Army, serving during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War...

    , American soldier
  • Theodore Judah
    Theodore Judah
    Theodore Dehone Judah was an American railroad engineer who dreamed of the first Transcontinental Railroad. He found investors for what became the Central Pacific Railroad...

    , American engineer who dreamed of the first transcontinental railroad
  • Gerry Judah
    Gerry Judah
    Gerry Judah is a British artist and designer who has created settings for theatre, film, television, museums and public spaces...

    , Artist and Designer
  • Tim Judah
    Tim Judah
    Tim Judah is a front line reporter for The Economist and author. A graduate of the London School of Economics and of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University he worked for the BBC before becoming the Balkans correspondent for The Times and The Economist. During the Kosovo war he...

    , historian and journalist
  • Yoel Judah
    Yoel Judah
    Yoel Judah is the eldest member of the Brooklyn-based Judah boxing family. He has been a martial artist, three-time world champion kickboxer, and boxing trainer and manager.- Boxing and kickboxing career :...

    , American 3x world champion kickboxer and boxer & trainer
  • Zab Judah
    Zab Judah
    Zabdiel Judah is an American professional boxer. Judah has won five world titles between the junior welterweight and welterweight divisions, and is a former undisputed welterweight champion....

     ("Super"), American world champion junior welterweight & world champion welterweight boxer


  • Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., Israeli football team (literally, "Sons of Judah" or "Sons of Judea")
  • Hapoel Mahane Yehuda F.C.
    Hapoel Mahane Yehuda F.C.
    Hapoel Mahane Yehuda is an Israeli football club based in the Mahane Yehuda neighbourhood of Petah Tikva. The club currently plays in Liga Bet, the fifth level of Israeli football, though in the past they have played in the top division.-History:...

    , Israeli football team
  • Yehuda Matzos
    Yehuda Matzos
    Yehuda Matzos Moshe Ludmir & Sons Ltd. , or simply Yehuda Matzos is a large Israeli matzo company based in Jerusalem which is a large local matzo company and leading exporter to the United States, Canada, and other countries.-History:Founded in 1921 by the Ludmir family from Tzfat, they moved to...

    , an Israeli matza company
  • Young Judaea
    Young Judaea
    Young Judaea is a peer-led Zionist youth movement that runs programs throughout the United States for Jewish youth in grades 2-12. In Hebrew, Young Judaea is called Yehudah Hatzair or is sometimes referred to as Hashachar, which means the dawn....

    , a peer-led Zionist youth movement of Hadassah
  • Mateh Yehuda Regional Council
    Mateh Yehuda Regional Council
    Mateh Yehuda Regional Council is a regional council in the Jerusalem District of Israel. In 2008 it was home to 36,200 people.The name of the regional council stems from the fact that its territory was part of the land allotted to the Tribe of Judah, according to the Bible.-Places and...

  • Mahane Yehuda Market
    Mahane Yehuda Market
    Mahane Yehuda Market , often referred to as "The Shuk", is an outdoor marketplace in Jerusalem, Israel. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the market's more than 250 vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables; baked goods; fish, meat and cheeses; nuts, seeds, and spices; wines and liquors;...

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