Joshua Name Meaning & Origin

Joshua

Pronunciation: JAH-shoo-ə (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Joshua is an extremely attractive, popular, masculine name for a baby boy. Pronounced Jaw-shoo-uh.

Joshua is a really cute name and it could work all the way through their lives, from a newborn baby to an old man!

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My eldest is a Joshua. His siblings are Luke, Alexander, Wyatt, Felix & Eloise.

Nicknames for Joshua: | Edit

Josh, Joshy, Joe, Smosh, Jos, Jo-Jo, Jose, Jay, joshica,Jish, Jishwa

Meanings and history of the name Joshua: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Joshua".

Biblical:
A savior; a deliverer.

American:
A savior; a deliverer.

Hebrew:
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.

Famous real-life people named Joshua: | Edit

Brig. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Hero at Little Round Top at the battle of Gettysburg. Later Governor of Maine and President of Bowdoin College.
Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek actor)
Joshua Bell, Violinist
Joshua Redman, Jazz Saxophonist
Joshua Radin, Singer/Songwriter
Joshua davies photographer
Joshua Cribbs, NFL player, Cleveland Browns
Joshua Moore, guitarist for the band We Came As Romans
Joshua Peck, actor.
Joshua Hutcherson, popular actor.
Joshua Dun, drummer of the band twenty øne piløts.
Joshua Van Der Beek (b. 2012), son of American actor James Van Der Beek

Joshua in song, story & screen: | Edit

In music: "The Joshua Tree" is the fifth studio album by rock band U2, and depicts the band's love–hate relationship with the United States via socially and politically conscious lyrics and spiritual imagery. (credit to "The Joshua Tree" Wikipedia article)
Joshua Foley, the name of Elixir in Marvel's X-Men comics.
Joshua Chan, a main character in the CW series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (Played by Vincent Rodriguez III).
Joshua Sanderson, a character in Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Ever Loved book series
Joshua Abrams, a character in Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls book series

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