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It is a classic, strong name but just way too common for me. Where I live the average name is definitely Joshua and my school's male population is at least 10% Joshua's. Plus all the teachers name their newborns Joshua or Elijah. I go to a predominantly white Christian school, haha.
futuremother99  9/2/2018
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I like the name Joshua. The nickname Josh is nice.
kayisforkeen  8/12/2018
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Joshua is a great name. I myself love biblical names and Joshua is high up on my list. Joshua's rock!
Prime Meridian  6/11/2018
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This name reminds me that Jesus is always in me/with me. :) Joshua = Jesus.
My name is Joshua :)
jishua  5/2/2018
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American actor Josh Dallas, best known for playing Prince Charming on Once Upon A Time is a famous bearer of this name.
amanda82  4/17/2018
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I think this name with the short form of "Josh" is absolutely beautiful for a boy. It's biblical, (which I love) and even though it has the "a" suffix, it sounds very masculine. I also think it can age very well with a child. I can see it on a 7 year old, or even a 77 year old! I love it!
XxTween.BeanxX  3/17/2018
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The name biblically means God is the king.
joshua muchui  2/28/2018
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My own name is Joshua. I think it's powerful in the Bible.
I know it's common but in my eyes it's unique.
Scar  2/13/2018
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I really like this name. It is a strong, handsome name.
It doesn't matter that it is a popular name as there is always room in this world for a good boy/man with this masculine name.
Graceful1  2/11/2018
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Ukrainian - Yosyp (Йосип), Yosyph (Йосиф).
whateverms  1/19/2018
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I like the name Joshua. I know a nice person who has this name. I do like Josh, although it has a very different feeling to Joshua.
BehindAName9  12/18/2017
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My nephew's name is Joshua, and I absolutely love it; he shares the name with my brother-in-law, whose middle name is Josue (the Spanish variant of the same).

That said, I really don't like the nickname Josh; if Auntie has any say in it, I will call him by his full name until he's at least 18 (and, even then, I still wouldn't use the nickname unless he insisted).
lauravb  11/14/2017
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You need to straighten up. Joshua is a boy name. You should really change your name. I love the name Joshua and it is perfect for a boy. Any girl who is named Joshua should really consider changing it. It is not wise.
merlin wordsworth  9/22/2017
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Yes, Joshua is a masculine name. That is why I hate it. I am female and that is my name.
jhaws  5/3/2017
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Josh Groban, an American baritone singer, bears this name.
hazed-pastel  4/28/2017
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This name is probably the best name that has ever existed. End of story.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2017
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In the 2005 TV series 'Supernatural', Joshua is "an angel who talks to God." He is played by American character actor Roger Aaron Brown.
Feorsteorra  12/6/2016
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I wish that guys called Joshua would simply go by Joshua, as Josh is far too common a nickname. I like it as a full name, and picture a guy with dark clothes and extremely curly hair, who's sweet and sensitive, but not the slightest bit weak.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
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I don't like this name, it's way too trendy and sounds childish for an older man. I'm not a fan of the nickname Josh either partly because I've never met a nice one before.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2016
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Joshua Seth Freedman (born December 2, 1970) is an American comedian, magician, entertainer and voice actor. He is best known for having voiced Tai Kamiya (Taichi Yagami in Japan) from 'Digimon Adventure' and its sequel, 'Digimon Adventure 02'.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2015
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My wife chose the name for my son and I was contented with it. I love my son and I think Joshua is a great name.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2015
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The Hebrew pronunciation is Yahshua and can be proved.
justdiscerning  11/13/2014
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Joshua in Arabic is "يوشع"‎ (Yusha).
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
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Joshua (Yusha) is referred to in the Qur’ān and recoginised by Muslims as one of the believing spies similar to Christian belief.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
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Related names: Jeshua, Elisha.
Sabertooth  8/15/2014
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In response to Sabertooth: Elisha is not a similar name to Joshua. Elisha is a variation of Elijah, a completely seperate name from Joshua.
LMS  10/11/2014
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@LMS, No it doesn't. Elijah comes from "אֱלִיָּהוּ" means "My God is Yahweh", while Elisha comes from "אֱלִישַׁע" and means "My God is salvation" (which, in defense of Sabertooth, the same meaning as Joshua). 5 second of research is all that needed.
Ali Hassan  12/20/2014
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The utterly dreamy guitarist from The Horrors is named Joshua Hayward.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2014
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Never underestimate this name! It's FULL of AWESOMENESS. :DD.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
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From Joshua... Yahoshua. Yahoshua you will find means that Yahweh will be Salvation. For when He in the OT was Moses Minister He was not yet in the saving business they made sin offerings. When He came through the loins of Mary it was then He came to save mans souls as Yahoshua the Messiah.
Thank you for your consideration for we must share that which has been given or we too are found in error.
tjsunrise  10/12/2013
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Just thought this would be enlightening...

Joshua is a Biblical given name derived from the Hebrew Yehoshua (יהושע). Although it is often etymologized as related to the root for "salvation," e.g. as "Jehovah rescues" or "Jehovah is salvation"., [1][2][4] the form of the word does not support this etymology. It is more likely Yeho-Shua, "YHWH's gift," with the same second element as Malki-Shua (1 Sam. 14:49), Bat-Shua (1 Chron. 3) and Avishua (1 Chron. 5:31).
TheCourtneyDayle  7/15/2013
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Honestly, 'A' names are feminine! Joshua sounds so terrible and trendy. It reminds me of Johanna. I know a Joshua who can pull off that name but honestly, lets not give our boys girly names when we have already started to give our girls boy names.
MelissaR  3/12/2013
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Joshua is and always has been a masculine name. It doesn't sound remotely feminine, and to say names ending in "a" are only feminine is stupid. That's like saying all names ending in consonants are only masculine.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2016
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Joshua Ryan Hutcherson (b. 1992 in Union, Kentucky) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
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My boyfriend's name is Joshuah, and I really like this name. I think I like it better with the h on the end. I thought it was weird at first but I read these comments and I guess it's not that strange after all!
― Anonymous User  3/29/2012
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Nice, strong Hebrew boys name.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
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My friend is pregnant with a son to be named Joshua, due any day now. It's a good, strong name that will suit him as a child and an adult. Most of the Joshuas I know are also very good people.
the_awesome_elf  1/8/2012
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Even though this is really common (I know 5 Joshuas and one Josh!) I love it.
Joy12  5/7/2011
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Well my name really JOSHUA and I think it's a pretty cool name but it's really overused.. in my school it's like 10 Joshua's there including me. So I convince my schoolmates just call me JOSH cause I think it's a cool nickname and it makes sense to me to call that cause I have a great sense of humor, not like I tease for fun but telling jokes to everyone laugh, and BTW I'm COOL.. LOL.. So if you want this name just like it and I'm sure maybe your child named JOSHUA will be cool, cute, great sense of humor, respectful, kind, easy to love by everyone & a great friend like ME! :D
JoshCooL07  4/2/2011
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The nickname Joshie (or Joshy) can be used if you are too sick of Josh. :)
Alie.Meilian  3/19/2011
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Look my name is Joshua and I hate it when people call me Josh, those of us called Joshua Josh is not our name, those are 2 different names, what makes 2 names different is their meanings, if the meaning changes it's a different name. Josh means jokester or teaser, it's not the same as Joshua. For years people had called me Josh, I was just a boy and didn't think anything of it and answered to that name, when I took an interest in my name I did some research and I realized I was always pulling pranks, teasing people and the sort, then it hit me, and from that day forward I had every one call me Joshua, when they called me Josh I would say 'that's not my name'. After that I no longer had the desire to tease people, it's not that I became bitter I just wasn't harassing people anymore.
Ghostman  3/15/2011
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Look I've read what everyone has to say and you all fight about its popularity, no one knows anything really about the name, one person said "Mary the mother of Jesus called him Joshua". Not true! In those days it was popular to give children 2 names a Greek name and a Hebrew name. Jesus had 2 names. Jesus is Greek for Yeshua (Hebrew) and Jesus' second name is Emanuel which is Hebrew which means 'God with us'. Joshua means 1 of 2 things 'God is my salvation' and/or 'Savior'. When you name your kid that, that what he becomes, it who he is, you're proclaiming it over him every hour of his life, it completely affects who he becomes, every name does that, that is why you should choose your child's name carefully!
Ghostman  3/15/2011
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Joshua Jay is an American Magician and former Champion of The World Magic Seminar, as well as a bestselling author. An inspiration to magicians everywhere, including myself. Anyone can perform magic, but it takes something special to become a magician. He makes it real.
Francesca  12/3/2010
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This name is definitely overused, but I still adore it. It has such a strong sound.
Chrila96  10/6/2010
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I know a lot of people with this name. It's a good name. Can be shortened to Josh.
GrapeGirl93  5/5/2010
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Joshua Shepherd is the protagonist of Silent Hill Homecoming, Alex Shepherd's little brother and who he chases through Silent Hill to begin with.
Akaito  11/7/2009
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I kinda like this name, reminds me of a very holy man.
coolcatevan9  11/3/2009
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I've always wanted to name some future son of mine with this name. And then I met the guy I'm going to marry, who happens to be named Josh, and I've never been a fan of the whole "so-n-so junior" thing. But I still love the name =) I'm just as happy marrying a guy named Josh as I am having a kid with that name.

For the people who (for reasons I can't comprehend) seem to be incredibly offended by popular names. Why should a parent dismiss a name they really like, or really like the meaning of, because of its popularity?
― Anonymous User  10/6/2009
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I never really liked this name, and the fact that about every fifth guy under the age of 30 is a Josh or Joshua makes me dislike it even more. It just has a childish sound to it, and it sounds like three harsh sounds all grating up against one another. (The original Hebrew Yehoshua sounds even harsher.) It's one of those ultra-popular names that doesn't demonstrate a lot of independent thinking, just picking something easy and common.
Anyechka  9/1/2009
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Pronounced "yoshua".
MaggieSimpson  7/24/2009
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I do like the name, but the fact I can easily list off about 15 Joshua's, it has kind of turned me away from it.
JillianNora  6/17/2009
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For me, this name is like Ava. I see it on the top of these charts and everything, yet, I've never met anyone with this name. I don't even think there's anyone in my entire school with this name.
MtotheK  5/14/2009
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I am sick and tired of this name. I see it EVERYWHERE. Every year more and more little Joshuas come by the dozens to my school and it's annoying. WAY overused. Can't people pick more original names? Didn't mean to offend you if you have this name.
emmiix3  2/23/2009
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I loathe this name because it was excessively overused. Joshuas are everywhere and you will always find two or five or more at random chosen locations.
alexa7289  1/20/2009
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Joshua is NOT NOT NOT pronounced "JAH-sha-wa." This atrocious mispronunciation of my name is the worst. Much worse than "JAH-shoo-ah." It is pronounced "JAH-shyou-ah." The 'u' is a true "you". If is was pronounced "JAH-sha-wa," it would be spelled Joshawa -- which, by the way, I've heard of some people actually having that spelling in which they pronounced it just that way.
jwiffle  12/2/2008
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I never particularly liked this name because I found it too strong and a little boring.
not_another_Jessica  11/28/2008
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It is a very manly name. It's one of my favorite boy names of all time!
wildm330  8/27/2008
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Number 3 for boys in 2005.
Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
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Whenever I think of this name, I think of a cute, blonde teenage boy! I might name my 2nd son that!
drpepper  7/4/2008
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I do not understand why people dislike names just because they are common. Joshua is a great name- it sounds nice and it has a wonderful meaning- like countless other names that people label negatively because they are "overused."
― Anonymous User  6/29/2008
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One of your partners in The World Ends With You is named Yoshiya, but prefers to be called Joshua.
quillpaw93  6/20/2008
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I'm not big on Biblical names as a concept, but the decently Anglicized ones, that is, the ones that aren't merely given an American pronunciation like those dreadful Jedediah-type names, are just fine. This is one of those names that you can't complain about, as it sounds fine on both young and older guys, and it suits guys from different backgrounds, with different looks. Sure, the name is overused, but it doesn't immediately bring unwanted children and lazy parents to mind like John and Michael do (sorry).
slight night shiver  6/10/2008
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Josh Davis, also known as DJ Shadow. His phenomenal album Endtroducing from 1996 consisted of nothing but samples, and it's still one of my favorite albums. His music has been the equivalent of manure after the album The Private Press from 2002, though.
slight night shiver  6/10/2008
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The name of American violinist Joshua Bell.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2008
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When I was in grade school, about 90% of the boys were named Joshua. I hate everything about it.
jasmineenimsaj  3/24/2008
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I AM SO SICK OF THIS NAME! And to the contrary to whatever everyone else has said about all Josh's being hot, I don't think so. Most of the Josh's in my high school are annoying freshmen who have yet to grow up or they are total band geeks. I used to like this name, but since everyone is in love with it or something, every little boy (excluding those Michael's and Jacob's) are named Joshua. Do your son a favor, find a better name.
spaz123  1/17/2008
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Very, very overused.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2008
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Joshua is also a character in the anime Battle B-daman.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2008
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To those of you saying Joshua is not overused. Are you kidding me? Its been in the top five names for over twenty years! I know so many Joshuas! I think its okay, but a little too common for my taste.
pandasayscynical  12/23/2007
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Joshua Radin is a musician who sings "Winter", "Closer", and "The Fear You Won't Fall". He is close friends with Zach Braff and his music is often played on "Scrubs".
― Anonymous User  12/23/2007
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This name is also where the name Joshlyn comes from. So anyone out there looking for the meaning of the name Joshlyn should look here!
kjrock  10/25/2007
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Joshua Scott Chasez, or better known as JC Chasez, was a member of the phenomenon *Nsync. I loved them as a kid, and still adore them.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2007
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I love the meaning/history/and sound of the name. I do not like the nickname Josh, it is very bland and awkward to say. This name is very common.

I can list twenty Josh's I know with ease. This name may be nice to recycle in a decade or so when it is less common for that age group.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2007
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Only Jewish people and evangelical fanatics name their kids Joshua these days. It's a boring name.
johann14  9/25/2007
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I wonder if people are seriously suggesting that you can influence how sexy and attractive your baby son will grow up to be by giving him the right name. If you want him to be hot, just name him Joshua because all Joshuas are hot! This is a nice name but just too, too overused. If I meet one more Josh I'm going to scream.
queenv  9/23/2007
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Another famous bearer is Joshua Christopher, from the manga and anime 'Chrno Crusade'. (P.S. he's a sexy beast, so to that girl that says all the Joshua's she's met are sexy, it must be true. XD)
Umihana  7/12/2007
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It´s also the Czech and Slovak form.
Name Day: 4th January (in the Czechia).
Maggie_Simpson  7/9/2007
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I adore this name! Really nice!
Jassie  5/7/2007
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This is such a cool name! It sounds awesome on both a young boy and a grown up.
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
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Joshua Smallweed is a character in Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House." He is the grandfather of Bart and Judy Smallweed.
Kate  5/3/2007
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I think Josh is a sexy name and most of the Josh's I know are sexy so yeah I would name my boy Joshua!
katielion  4/8/2007
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I don't really like the name so much but I admire the history. I truly admire Joshua from the Bible.
YMPvt  3/20/2007
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Famous bearer: Union Civil War General Joshua L. Chamerlain, famous colonel of the 20th Maine Regment.
johnnyreb  1/31/2007
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My favourite boy's name, I'd certainly use this because it's such a nice sounding name and if it's cut-short, the name Josh sounds nice too.
Sophie-Lou  12/17/2006
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This is my little brother's name and I think it is horrible.
love_names  12/7/2006
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Joshua is what Mary called her son Jesus. Joshua means "God is with us". So though it is used often as one girl suggested and the name of many hot guys as someone else said, it is more than just an awesome name. My son is multiply handicapped and rightly named Joshua.
whoiam  12/6/2006
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This is a very masculine name. I like hearing the name Joshua. Just cool sound along with a great meaning. Thanks for the earlier posts, if I ever name my son Joshua I will add the 'h' making it Joshuah because like that it is closer to the original name.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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I totally agree with the previous commenters. Every Josh I've met, whether he's a teen or parent, is HOT! And Josh has always been one of my favorite boy names. It sounds so cool!
― Anonymous User  6/16/2006
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I think Joshua is a wonderful name and I think it is NOT overused! Every Josh I have ever met have been SEXY!
― Anonymous User  6/5/2006
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Three famous Joshuas: Josh Lucas from "A Beautiful Mind," Joshua Jackson from "Dawnson's Creek," and, of course, Josh Holloway, who plays Sawyer on "Lost." (*sigh*)
breakofday  5/15/2006
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First being that I know someone named Joshua that I don't like and the fact that the name is so overused, I don't really like this name.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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Josh Bernstein is the host of the History Channel program, Digging for the Truth.
beautyofwords9  3/29/2006
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Josh Hartnett bears this name.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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Joshua is my favourite boy's name. I would love to name my future son that, but right now it is far too common. Anyway, Joshua is still a marvellous name.
beautyofwords9  3/3/2006
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Josh Groban, the most amazing singer of our time, is a famous bearer of this lovely name.
beautyofwords9  3/3/2006
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"Joshua" was a 1970 Dolly Parton song, her first single to reach #1 on the US country charts.
The band U2 had an album called "The Joshua Tree" in 1987.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2005
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My name is Oshea and it comes from the name Joshua. It is in the bible Numbers Ch. 13. Joshua had another name and Moses changed it after he and Caleb returned from the Land of Canaan.
omnik  9/17/2005
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Joshua can also be spelled Joshuah which is more inclined to be translated from the Hebrew "Yehoshua", notice the two H's. We had a Hebrew Rabi tell us that our son's name, Joshuah, was spelled the correct way.
ferretmom15  6/1/2005

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