What does Yehoshua mean?
Yehoshua /ye-ho-shua/ [4 sylls.] as a boys' name. Yehoshua's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Yehoshua means "Jehovah is salvation". Yehoshua is a version of Joshua (Hebrew): short version of Jehoshua.
How popular is Yehoshua?
Yehoshua is a rare first name for men. Yehoshua is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Yehoshua and affiliated names. Josh, Joshua (#25 last year), Joshuah and Josue (#269) are the popular varying forms of Yehoshua (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Jozua are seldom used. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5433%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.4265%, 21.5% less), with the form Josh becoming less trendy. Joshua (#25) and Josue (#269) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here, and there is a rebound in baby name popularity for Joshua. (2014 Birth Statistics)