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Meaning and name origin

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


Josua is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Josua and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Joshua (#25). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joshua in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joshua outside U.S.

Similar Names

Josua is also pronounced similarly to Josia. Other suggested similar baby names are Jasha, Jose, Josh, Joshuah, Josiah, Joss, Josue, Joushua and Jozua. These names tend to be more commonly used than Josua.