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Etymology 1[edit]

From Judith.

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Judith, also used as a formal female given name.
    • 1931, Rose Fyleman, Punch and Judy:
      "Punch," said Judy,
      "You're looking moody."
      "Judy," said Punch,
      "I want my lunch."
    • 1989 Judy Carter: Stand-up Comedy: A Book Dell Publ.1989. →ISBN page 35:
      I've never met an old person named Judy. Now that's true. Maybe something happens to girls with young names like Debby, Judy, and Susie. At a certain age they make you change it to Doris, Edna, or Myrtle.
Related terms[edit]


Judy (plural Judies)

  1. (Britain, Liverpudlian, slang) A girl or woman.

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to Yehudi, Judah.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname​.
  2. (rare) A male given name.