Variation of Judas. Several possible namesakes are mentioned in the Bible. Thought to be the brother of Jesus. Also one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, sometimes referred to as Thaddeus. Known for the 1968 song "Hey Jude," which spent nine weeks at No. 1 in the U.S., the longest of any single by the Beatles. Actor Jude Law has brought much attention to the name in recent years.