Name Joshua Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Joshua


Joshua is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Joshua?

Joshua is a biblical name. He was a companion of Moses. The name Joshua derived from the Hebrew name Yehoshua, also Jehoschua or Yĕhōšúa (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ). By the way, the name Jesus is of the same root.

What does the name Joshua mean?

Joshua means “He saves” or “Yahweh/God is salvation” (from “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “yasha’/יָשַׁע’” = to save/deliver/rescue or “shua’/שׁוּעַ” = a cry for help).

Pronunciation of Joshua

Variants of the name Joshua

Joschua Yoschua Yoshua

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Popularity of the name Joshua

The name Joshua is ranked #154 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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