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What does Hosea mean?

Hosea \ho-sea\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hosea is "salvation". Biblical: a prophet from the Old Testament.


Hosea has 3 variants: Hoseia, Hoshea and Hosheia.


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. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hosea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hosea outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hosea is alike in pronunciation to Jose. Like Hosea, this name is not frequently used.