Given Name JOSHUA

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JAW-shoo-ə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". As told in the Old Testament, Joshua was a companion of Moses. He went up Mount Sinai with Moses when he received the Ten Commandments from God, and later he was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan. After Moses died Joshua succeeded him as leader of the Israelites and he led the conquest of Canaan. His original name was Hoshea.

The name Jesus comes from a Greek translation of the Aramaic short form יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a), which was the real name of Jesus. As an English name, Joshua has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.

Categories

1980s, 1990s, actors, angels, biblical, books of the Bible, Duggar family, Fire Emblem characters, singers, top 10 in the UK, top 10 in the US
DIMINUTIVE: Josh (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yeshua (Ancient Aramaic), Essa, Isa, Issa, Yushua (Arabic), Josu (Basque), Iesous (Biblical Greek), Yehoshua, Yeshua (Biblical Hebrew), Iesus, Iosue (Biblical Latin), Jozua (Dutch), Josué (French), Xesús (Galician), Iokua (Hawaiian), Yehoshua (Hebrew), Józsua (Hungarian), Giosuè (Italian), Josué (Portuguese), Jesús, Josué (Spanish), Jesus (Theology), İsa (Turkish)
USER SUBMISSION: Joshua
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Canada (BC)
2015
  England and Wales
2015
  France
2015
  Ireland
2015
  Italy
not
ranked
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
2015
  Northern Ireland
2015
  Scotland
2016
  Switzerland
2013