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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 Joushua and Joshuah.
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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).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Joshua compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Joshua only.