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Name Judith - Meaning and origin

Name Judith - Meaning and origin


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Origin of first name:

French, Hebrews

Meaning of the name:

From Hebrew yeshudit, "the Jewess".
Judith is a biblical character considered a heroine. In order to save the Jewish people besieged by Holofernes, General of Nebuchadnezzar, she seduced him, intoxicated him, then decapitated him. In France, the lady of the heart was given her name in card games.
The Judith are celebrated on May 5th.
Her derivatives: Judy, Jude, Jody.

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