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Joshua Name Meaning and Origin

Joshua Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

God is salvation

Name Origin


The name Joshua means 'God is salvation' in Hebrew. It is derived from the Hebrew name Yehoshua, which combines the elements 'Yeho' referring to God and 'shua' meaning salvation or to save.

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Joshua Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Joshua is easily pronounced with a smooth flow, making it a popular and familiar choice.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in Joshua create a perfect rhythm, making it easy and pleasant to say.

Famous People Named Joshua

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● Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson is a Canadian actor known for his roles in 'Dawson's Creek' and 'Fringe'. He has received critical acclaim for his performances on both television and film.

● Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin is an American singer-songwriter known for his heartfelt acoustic music. His songs have been featured in numerous TV shows and films.

● Joshua Kushner

Joshua Kushner is an American businessman and investor, co-founder of Oscar Health, and the brother of Jared Kushner, son-in-law of former US President Donald Trump.

Joshua Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Joshua

The name Joshua does not have any strong negative associations. It is widely regarded as a positive and timeless name, often associated with strength and salvation in various religious contexts.

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