Pet form of Judith, recorded from the 17th century. It was the name adopted by the singer and film star Judy Garland (1922–69, original name Frances Gumm), and has since increasingly been used as an independent name.
Americanized form of Dutch or North German Boesshaar, of uncertain origin, probably a Low German form of the personal name Bosshart. This name is found in a rich variety of Americanized forms, including Basehore, Beshore, Bosher, Paysore, etc. There has also been some confusion with derivatives of French Bouchard and Brasseur.