J names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Judson

Judson comes from an English surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Judd”, Judd being the Medieval English form of Jordanthe name of a country in the Middle East named after the river that runs between it and Israel. The name comes from Hebrew yarden meaning “to go down, descend” or “flow down”. It was a popular name in the Middle Ages because Crusaders and pilgrims brought the water back from the Jordan River for baptisms and and christenings since Jesus of Nazareth was baptised there by John the Baptist.

Alternatively, Judson might also mean “son of Jude”, Jude meaning “praised” from Hebrew.

Origin: Proto-Semitic

1691b88d8400de10c4451ec65f0db6af
Pinterest

Variants:

  • Juddson (English)
  • Judd (English)

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s