1. German, singular for Jew
2. English, a unisex first name.
Notable record of the name Jude are:
The last work of Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure. The book was made into a 1996 movie staring Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet.
Jude Law, an actor from England.
Julian Lennon was nicknamed Jude by Sir Paul McCartney when the name Jules became too hard to sing in the hit song Hey Jude. Before, Julian's nickname had only ever been Jules.
Jude is a rare name. It is estimated that only 4900 males with the first name Jude live in the USA, while only 1225 females have the first name Jude.
"Did you know that Sir Paul McCartney changed the lyrics to Hey Jude? It used to be Hey Jules"
"Under nazi rule, Jews were required to wear a yellow star with the word "Jude" on it to display that they were Jewish. Jude is German for Jew."
Dumbass: "Heeeeey Jude! HAHA I bet you've never heard that one before!"
Me: "eat shit, asshole"