Origin : Hebrew

the Lord is my salvation

The name Joshua is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the Lord is my salvation". Joshua was a Top 10 name from 1983 until 2010, but has dropped a bit since. Still, owing to recent popularity, it's a widely used name and it's tough for any new Joshua to stand out from the crowd. Joshua retains its popularity because it manages to present a relaxed, attractive image, with a bit of the Old West mixed in with its biblical persona. BTW, basketball star Tony Parker went straight to the nickname Josh for his son. An important figure in the Old Testament, Joshua was the successor to Moses who finally led the Israelites, after many battles, into the Promised Land, inspiring the rousing hymn "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho." Joshua's soft-sounding middle and vowel ending make it one of the new gentle boys' names, joining Biblical brothers Noah and Asher. If you like Joshua but want something more distinctive, you might consider Josiah or Jasper.

Popularity of name Joshua over time

There are 1214928 people in the U.S. with the first name Joshua, this name was mostly popular in 1989 with popularity 44091 .

Joshua is used for both genders.

99.6 percent of people with the first name Joshua are man

0.4 percent of people with the first name Joshua are woman

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Most Famous People Named Joshua

character in video game "Alice Mare"
American actor
English tennis player
character on TV's "Knots Landing"
Apen Shepard's alias in "The Silver Eye"
Australian tennis player
a character in video game "Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts"
newborn on TV series "Boy Meets World"
American actor
English painter
American jazz saxophonist
character on TV series "SeaQuest DSV"
American actor
former king of Cedulan in "The Silver Eye
character in video game "Until Dawn"
a prophet of the Old Testament of the Bible
character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
American Civil War general
American singer
a vast protected area in southern California
sixth book in the Bible
character on TV's "The Originals"
American violinist
American stage and film director

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Names Created Using the Letters in Joshua