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What does Josua mean?

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


Josua has 8 related variations via Joshua: Jehoshua, Josh, Joshuah, Joss, Josue, Joushua, Jozua and Yehoshua.


Josua is a rare given name for men. Josua is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Josua and related names. Joshua (#25 in 2014), Josue (#269), Joshuah and Josh are the prominent variation forms of Josua (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5433%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.4265%, down 21.5%), with the version Josh becoming less fashionable. Joshua (#25) and Josue (#269) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here, and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for Joshua. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josh, Joshua, Joshuah, Josue in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Josua is pronounced similarly to Josia. Other suggested similar baby names are Jasha, Jose and Josiah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Josua.