What does Jesus mean?
Jesus /je-sus/ 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 history 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 recent rankings) and Josue (#269) are the prominent varying forms of Jesus (#111 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 1000. These forms of Jesus were at the peak of their popularity in 2004 (adoption of 0.61%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.52%, ▼15.1%). Jesus is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Joshua appears to be getting popular too, while forms such as Josh are no longer trendy.
Thinking of names?
Jesus▲ is pronounced similarly to Josias. Other suggested similar baby names are Bemus, Celsus, Cetus, Deus, Festus, Janus, Jasun, Jehu, Jens, Jess▼, Jesse, Jessup, Jessy▼, Justus, Lexus, Remus, Ursus and Zeus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jesus.