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