What a busy weekend! No, we didn't work. I spent hours in P-A-R-T-Y mode. I visited a kazillion and a half new blogs and there are still two kazillion left I haven't visited. Also, I'm thinking people can still sign up here and sign up… so who knows how many people will be partying?
As a fun thing to do, I thought I would post some things about my name. I stole this idea from Jane.
My name is Judy, a diminutive of Judith. My full name is Judith Ann. My college roommate (Hi, Joy!) calls me that sometimes… and my mom (still) when I'm in trouble.
Judy was first used as a name in the 18th century, and I share the name with several famous ladies: Judy Garland, Judy Holliday, Dame Judi Dench, and Judy Collins. When I was in high school, I spelled my name "Judi." Not because of Judi Dench, but because my favorite English teacher (and the woman who encouraged me to write) spelled HER name that way. (Hi, Mrs. Davis!)
It is originally a Hebrew name and this site says it means "Jewess." This site gives the meaning as "Praise or a Jewish Woman."
According to Wedding Vendors, the popularity of Judy reached its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s…. which is about right! I remember there were three Judy's in my class in elementary school!
Check your name out and let me hear from you.
Check out the following sites to find out about your name:
Think Baby Names
Babby Names World
First Names and What They Mean
Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins