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Meaning and name origin

Jesus \j(e)-sus\ as a boy's name is pronounced JEE-zus, hay-SOOS. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jesus is "the Lord is salvation". Short form of Joshua, from the Hebrew name Jehoshua. The name of the biblical Christ is very frequently used as a given name in Hispanic cultures.


Jesus has 1 variant form: Jesous.

There are 2 feminine forms of Jesus: Fadia and Jesusa.


Jesus is a very popular first name for males (#129 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11359 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jesus for boys. Jesus reached its highest rank of #66 in the U.S. in 2002. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jesus and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Joshua (#25), Jesus (#111) and Christ. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christ, Jesus, Joshua in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Jess. Like Jesus, this name is not commonly used.