What does Josua mean?
Josua /jo-sua/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Josua is "Jehovah is salvation". Josua is an alternate spelling of Joshua (Hebrew): short variant of Jehoshua. Jozsa is a conventional surname.
How popular is Josua?
Josua is a rare given name for men. Josua is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Josua and related names. Joshua (#25 in recent rankings), Josue (#269), Joshuah and Josh are the prominent variation forms of Josua (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Josua were favored as baby names during 1980-1989 (average #456) and are somewhat less common today (#573, 21% less), with the version Josh becoming less fashionable. Joshua is the longstanding favorite, although Josue appears to be getting popular too. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Thinking of names?
Josua is pronounced similarly to Josia. Other suggested similar baby names are Jasha, Jasun, Jesus▲, Jona, Jose, Josef▼, Josep, Josiah▲, Josias, Josif and Josip. These names tend to be more commonly used than Josua.