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Meaning of Joshua

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Meaning

The name Joshua has the following meaning:

God is salvation.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Joshua is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 3 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Joshua fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 6 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Joshua in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Joshua is pronounced as jaw-shoo-ah

Origins

Joshua originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Joshua and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Joshua: Boys - Heber, Namir, Noah, Nuriel, Yahir, Girls - Nuria, Shayna, Yajaira, Yakira, Both genders - Daniel, Gabriel, Michael

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Joshua: Josh (English), Josha, Joshka, Joshuah, Joshuam, Joshuwa, Joshwa, Joshyam, Josua, Josue (Spanish), Joushua, Jozua

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Joshua are: Josh

Style

We think the name Joshua should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Joshua to be: Tall, suave and sexy chap

In one word, you might describe Joshua as a(n) "suave" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Joshua (or its variants) are:

Joshua Logan, born on 5 October, a famous director. Joshua Logan's background: A stage and film director and writer.

Sir Joshua Reynolds, born on 16 July, a famous artist. Sir Joshua Reynolds's background: The most important and influential of 18th century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the 'Grand Style' in painting which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.

Joshua Lederberg, born on 23 May, a famous geneticist. Joshua Lederberg's background: An American molecular biologist known for his work in genetics, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. He was just 33 years old when he won the 1958 Nobel for Physiology or Medicine for discovering that bacteria can mate and exchange genes. He shared the prize with Edward L. Tatum and George Beadle who won for their work with genetics.
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