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What does Jehoshua mean?

Jehoshua /je-ho-shua/ as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jehoshua means "Jehovah is salvation". Jehoshua is a version, with the prefix Je-, of Joshua (Hebrew): short version of Jehoshua. See also Jesus.


Jehoshua has 4 alternative forms via Joshua: Joshuah, Josua, Joushua and Yehoshua.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jeshua, Johoshua, ..

(female) Jehona, Jehosa, ..

How popular is Jehoshua?

Jehoshua is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Jehoshua is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent variation forms of Jehoshua (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Jesus (#111 in recent rankings), Joshua (#25), Joshuah, Josua and Yehoshua. Usage of these forms of Jehoshua was at its most widespread in the 1980s (usage of 2.3%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.8%, down 67.4%), with the form Joshua becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jehoshua and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jesus, Joshua, Joshuah, Josua, Yehoshua in U.S.

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

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Recommended names are Jasha, Jehu, Jenshian (see Gentian), Jesous, Jessup, Josh, Josia, Josue, Jozua and Nashua. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jehoshua.