What does Josua mean?
Josua /jo-sua/ [3 sylls.] 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. 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 (not ranked) 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)