Jesus Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jesus:
Derived from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Iesus, which is from the Ecclesiastic Greek Iēsous, a name derived from the Hebrew yēshū'a, a contraction of yehōshū'a (help of Jehovah, God is salvation). The name, an equivalent of Joshua, is bestowed in honor of Jesus Christ (c. 4 B.C. - c. A.D. 29), the founder of the Christian religion and son of God and the Virgin Mary, regarded by Christians to be the promised Messiah. Unlike most Christians, who decline to use the name Jesus out of respect, Christians in the Spanish-speaking world commonly bestow it to bring the bearer under the special protection of the son of God.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Teresa Norman's statement: "Unlike most Christians, who decline to use the name Jesus out of respect," is inaccurate. Many Christians throughout the world happily use His name ("Jesus") without any disrespect whatsoever, and they use it with reverence as they express their love for Him. In the Spanish-speaking world and indeed in many other languages, Jesus's name is used by non-Christians disrespectfully, as a swear word, and as a breach of the third commandment: "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold Him guiltless who takes His name in vain" (Exodus 20:7). Since this same Jesus is the Lord God, all who habitually take His name in vain will be held accountable by God.
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Jesus of Nazareth son of Joseph and Mary.