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Joshua meaning and name origin
Joshua \j(o)-shua\ as a boy's name is pronounced JOSH-yoo-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joshua is "Jehovah is salvation". Short form of Jehoshua. Biblical: Joshua was an attendant and helper to Moses during the Israelites' 40-year trek through the Sinai wilderness. He was appointed by God to lead the Israelites after the death of Moses. Josue is a Spanish form. Painter Joshua Reynolds; director Joshua Logan; actors Josh Lucas, Josh Hartnett.
Joshua has 8 variant forms: Josh, Joshuah, Joss, Josua, Josue, Joushua, Jozua and Yehoshua.
For more information, see also related names Jason, Jesse, Jesus and Zachary.
Baby names that sound like Joshua are Jasha and Josia.
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Popularity of Joshua
Joshua is a very popular first name for men (#38 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8189 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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