Given Name YESHUA

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יֵשׁוּעַ (Ancient Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Old Testament. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
VARIANT: Yehoshua (Biblical Hebrew)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Essa, Isa, Issa, Yushua (Arabic), Josu (Basque), Jesus, Joshua (Biblical), Iesous (Biblical Greek), Iesus, Iosue (Biblical Latin), Jozua (Dutch), Joshua, Josh (English), Josué (French), Xesús (Galician), Iokua (Hawaiian), Yehoshua (Hebrew), Józsua (Hungarian), Giosuè (Italian), Josué (Portuguese), Jesús, Josué, Chucho, Chus, Chuy (Spanish), Jesus (Theology), İsa (Turkish)
Entry updated December 8, 2017