What does Jesus mean?
Jesus /je-sus/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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: Jesous.more]
How popular is Jesus?
Jesus is a very popular first name for males (#129 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#15286 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jesus for boys. Jesus reached its peak position of #66 in the U.S. in 2002, and is presently at #111. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Christ, Josh, Joshua (#25 in 2014), Joshuah and Josue (#269) are the prominent varying forms of Jesus (#111 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5133%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4325%, ▼15.7%), with the versions Christ and Josh becoming less trendy. Jesus (#111), Joshua (#25) and Josue (#269) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns here, with Joshua undergoing a rekindling in popularity. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Jesus and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Jess. Like Jesus, this name is not commonly used.