Joshua

Pronunciation: jo-hshu-ha-h
Origin: Israel
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Asia

Joshua is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, meaning "God is deliverance" or "Jehovah is salvation". It is derived from the Hebrew name "Yehoshua," which is a combination of "yeho" (meaning God) and "shua" (meaning to deliver or save). The name has its roots in the Old Testament of the Bible, where Joshua was a companion of Moses and later succeeded him as the leader of the Israelites. The name Joshua shares its origins with the name Jesus, as both names are derived from the Hebrew name Yehoshua. In the ancient Hebrew language, the name Jesus was written as "Yēšūaʿ" or "Yeshu'aʿ". As an English name, Joshua has been in use since the Protestant Reformation. The name has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 baby boy names since 2000 and in the top 5 from 2000 to 2008.

Joshua Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Joshua is currently #37 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Joshua is currently #37 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Joshua is currently #16 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Joshua is currently #16 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Joshua is currently #36 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Joshua is currently #36 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Joshua

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