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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.
Jesus is a very popular first name for males (#129 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11359 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jesus for boys (2015 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Jess. Like Jesus, this name is not commonly used.
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