I don’t think [name]Jude[/name] is too popular right now, but it’s on the rise and I think it could make it into the USA top 100 boys’ names within the next few years. Too girly? That’s one of my concerns with the name, having known several Judiths/Judys sometimes called “[name]Jude[/name]”.
My daughter LOVES the name [name]Jude[/name] too, and if her baby due in late [name]Jan[/name]. is a boy, that will probably be his name. I’ve had a few other concerns about the name, but am focusing on the positives: [name]Jude[/name] is a solid New Testament biblical name – the name of one of the apostles and of a book of the Bible. It is also a saint’s name. My daughter and her husband are leaning towards [name]Jude[/name] [name]Michael[/name] ([name]Michael[/name] being both a family name and a name they like very much).