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Joshua Meaning


What does Joshua mean?

The name Joshua is of Hebrew origin.

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

Joshua is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Jo-shu-a.

The Given Name Joshua

Joshua is the anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew Yehoshua.

The name Jesus derives from a Greek translation of the shortened form Yeshua.

In the Bible, Joshua is Moses's assistant who after Moses's death, assumes leadership over the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Joshua falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Joshua Jackson, and Joshua Lederberg.

Joshua Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 41 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,364 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 39 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,284 occurrences. It ranked 9,001 in baby name popularity for girls with 12 occurrences.

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

Joshua Related Names

Joshua is a form of Yehoshua.

Variants of the name Joshua include Jesiah, Joshawa, Joshuah, Joshuwa, Joshwa.

The names Giosue, Iesous, Iokua, Jesus, Josue, Jozsua, Jozua, Yehoshua, Yushua are all forms of Joshua.

Joshua has the diminutive (nickname) Josh.

Famous Joshuas

  • Joshua ~ Biblical Character (1 Sam. 6:14, 2 Kgs. 23:8, Luke 3:29, Num. 13:16/Num. 13:8)
  • Joshua Jackson ~ Actor
  • Joshua Lederberg ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1958

Joshua Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Joshua.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Joshua Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Joshua.

Just for fun, see the name Joshua 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 Joshua in Nautical Flags page.