What does Hosea mean?
Hosea /ho-sea/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hosea is "salvation". Biblical: a prophet from the Old Testament.
How popular is Hosea?
Hosea is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1163 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#15252 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Hosea for boys. Hosea reached its highest rank of #461 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Hosea▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jose. Like Hosea, this name is not frequently used.