Given Name HOSHEA

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: הוֹשֵׁעַ (Ancient Hebrew)

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name הוֹשֵׁעַ (Hoshe'a) meaning "salvation". In the Old Testament at Numbers 13:16, Moses gives the spy Hoshea the new name Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA), which has a related origin. This name was also borne by an 8th-century BC king of Israel, who was the last ruler of that state before it was conquered by Assyria.
VARIANTS: Hosea, Oshea (Biblical)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Osee (Biblical Greek), Osee (Biblical Latin)