Its source is Yehudith, a Hebrew name meaning "Jewish woman."
This girl's name is used in Hungarian.
Another possible meaning is ''He (God) will be praised.''
In the Book of Judith, an apocryphal (or unofficial) scriptural writing, the title character is a Jewish woman who risks her life to save her people.
Judith's village is on the road to Jerusalem. A gigantic Assyrian army under general Holofernes has beseiged it, and things are going poorly for the vilagers. Judith approaches the enemy camp and uses her beauty and charm to ingratiate herself with Holofernes. He invites her to a banquet, where he over-imbibes. She creeps up on the sleeping soldier, draws his sword, and cuts off his head.
Returning to her people, Judith encourages the garrison to make a sortie. The leaderless Assyrians flee before the attacking Jews, never to return in Judith's lifetime.