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Meaning and name origin

Josh \j(o)-sh\ as a boy's name means "Jehovah is salvation" and is a variant of Joshua (Hebrew): short form of Jehoshua.


Popularity

Josh is a very popular first name for males (#437 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Josh for boys (2014 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Josh and its source form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Josh and Joshua. (2014 statistics).


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

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


Similar Names

Josh is also pronounced similarly to Joash. Other suggested similar baby names are Jase, Jasha, Jess, Jock, Joos, Jose, Josia, Josiah, Joss, Josua and Josue. These names tend to be less commonly used than Josh.

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