Meaning and name origin
Josh is a very popular first name for males (#437 out of 1220, Top 36%) 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. Josh reached its highest rank of #357 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Josh and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Joshua (#25) and Josh. (2014 statistics).
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.