From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a)
is salvation". Joshua was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan by Moses
, as told in the Old Testament
. After Moses died Joshua succeeded him as leader of the Israelites. As an English name, Joshua
has been in use since the Protestant Reformation
The name Jesus
comes from a Greek translation of the Aramaic short form יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a)
, which was the real name of Jesus.