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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. Painter Joshua Reynolds; director Joshua Logan; actors Josh Lucas, Josh Hartnett.
Joshua is a very popular first name for males (#38 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8189 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Joshua for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Joshua and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jason, Jesse, Jesus, Josh, Joshua, Joshuah, Josue and Zachary. (2015 statistics).
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