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Jesus Meaning


What does Jesus mean?

The name Jesus is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Jesus is "G-d is salvation".

Jesus is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Je-sus, Hey-sus.

The Given Name Jesus

Jesus is the anglicized form of the Greek Iesous.

Iesous derives from the Aramaic Yeshua which itself is a contracted form of the biblical Hebrew name Yehoshua better known in English as Joshua.

Meaning "savior", the name was bestowed upon Christ as an honorary name.

Jesus falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jesus Christ, Jesus Hita, and Jesus Justus.

Jesus Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 148 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,631 occurrences. It ranked 16,629 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 144 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,745 occurrences. It ranked 14,865 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.

Want to see how Jesus sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Jesus Name Popularity Page.

Jesus Related Names

Jesus is a form of Iesous, Joshua, Yeshua.

The names Iesous, Issa, Jesusa, Josu, Xesus, Yeshua are all forms of Jesus.

Jesus has the diminutives (nicknames) Chucho, Chus, Chuy.

Famous Jesuss

  • Jesus Christ ~ Biblical Character (Matt. 1:1)
  • Jesus Hita ~ Saint
  • Jesus Justus ~ Biblical Character (Col. 4:11)
  • Jesus Mendez Montoya ~ Saint
  • Jesus Molina ~ Soccer Player
  • Jesus Zavala ~ Soccer Player

Jesus Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Jesus.

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Jesus Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jesus in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jesus.

Just for fun, see the name Jesus in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jesus in Nautical Flags page.