Josh: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Josh
Origin of the name Joshua:
Derived from the Hebrew Yehoshua, which is from yehōshū’a (Jehovah is help, God is salvation). The name is born in the Bible by Moses’ successor, who led the children of Israel into the Promised Land. Short: Josh.
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On the TV show, 19 Kids and Counting, Josh is the oldest of 19 kids. All with their name starting with "J"! The order is: Josh, Jana John David, Jill, Jessa Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jeniffer, Jordan, and Josie.
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An extremely close friend of mine's name is Joshua. Most people always call him Josh, but I really like to call him Joshua. He is a REALLY fun guy! Like, he's SUPER hyper and exciting and wacky and whimsical and... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! He's adorable. I love him. I love, love, love my Joshua. This name is amazing, I rate it ten million thumbs up. I LOOOOOOVE YOU, JOSH!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 =)
A boy I knew in 1-5th Grade was called Joshua, but he went by Josh. Practically every girl in the my class had a crush on him (me included) and he was very nice, but shy and withdrawn.
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Joshie, Osh, Oshie, Jo-Jo
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Meanings of the name "Joshua" or "Josh".
A savior; a deliverer.
A savior; a deliverer.
Jehovah is generous. Jehovah saves. Fact: In the Old Testament, Joshua was chosen to succeed Moses as leader of the Israelites for their journey to the Promised Land.
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Josh Holloway, American Actor - James "Sawyer" Ford on TV show Lost
Josh Hartnett, Actor
Josh Groban, Singer/Songwriter
Josh Turner, country music artist
Josh Peck, Actor
Josh Duggar, Oldest of 19 kids - TV show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC
Josh Hamilton, MLB All Star outfielder for the Texas Rangers.
Josh Hutcherson, actor who played Peeta in "The Hunger Games"
Josh Radnor, Actor
Josh Aybar, Hall Of Fame NBA player,16 all-star appearances, and 6 MVP's, 8 rings
Josh Devine, One Direction's drummer
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Josh Nichols, from the TV show Drake and Josh
Josh Newman is a main character in the book series "The Immortal Nicholas Flamel" by Michael Scott
Josh Templeton, main character in "The Future of Us" by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
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