Joshua: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Derived from the Hebrew name Yehoshu’a, meaning “God is salvation.” The name Jesus came from a Greek translation of Yehoshu’a’s Aramaic short form, Yeshua. Maybe Jesus’s friends called him Josh. Maybe he even played hacky sack.


Josh. Didn’t we establish that already?

Famous people named Joshua:

Actors Joshua Jackson, Josh Brolin, Josh Duhamel, and Josh Hartnett; musician Josh Groban.

Fun fact:

In 1971, Dolly Parton’s “Joshua” was her first single to reach #1 on the U.S. country charts.

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