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Jesus 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.
For more information, see also the related name Emmanuel.
Baby names that sound like Jesus are Josias, Esias and Isais.
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Popularity of Jesus
Jesus is a very popular first name for men (#129 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11359 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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