Pronunciation: ( jOO'du),[key] —n. 1. the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:35.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
3. the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in S Palestine, including the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Cf. Ephraim (def. 3).
4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “praised.” Also,Douay Bible,Ju'da(for defs. 1–3).