Meaning and Name Origin
Jehoshua \je-hoshua, jeho-shua\ as a name for boys. The name Jehoshua means "Jehovah is salvation". Jehoshua is a derivative of Joshua (Hebrew): short form of Jehoshua. Scarce as a birth name for males. See also Jesus.
Jehoshua is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Jehoshua is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jehoshua and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Jehoshua (#unlisted) are Jesus (#111 in 2014), Josh, Joshua (#25), Joshuah and Josue (#269). Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1980-1989 and has become significantly less since, with the form Josh becoming less trendy. Jesus (#111), Joshua (#25) and Josue (#269) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, with Joshua going through a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)