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Josh meaning and name origin
Josh \j(o)-sh\ as a boy's name is a variant of Joshua (Hebrew), and the meaning of Josh is "Jehovah is salvation". The baby name Josh sounds like Joash, Ash, Jasha, Josiah and Josia. Other similar baby names are Jose and Joss.
Popularity of Josh
Josh is a very popular first name for men (#437 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Josh compared with its source form and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Josh only.