Name: Joshua

Origin and Meaning of the Name Joshua

  • Meaning:
    God rescues
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (JAH shoo ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Joshua

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the Old Testament, Joshua was appointed by God to lead the Israelites after Moses' death. The Greek form of Joshua is Jesus.

    Joshua was the 3rd most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, and 4th most popular in the UK.

    Famous Joshuas include painter Joshua Reynolds, violinist Joshua Bell and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten.

    Joshua trees are found in south-west North America.

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Popularity Rank of Joshua (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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