Jesus - Meaning of Jesus
[ 2 syll. je-sus, jes-us ] The baby boy name Jesus is pronounced as JHIY-ZahS (English) †. Jesus is used predominantly in the English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German languages, and its origin is Hebrew.
In addition, Jesus is a variant (English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish) of the name Joshua (English).
The name Jesusa (Spanish) is the female version of Jesus.
Jesus has 16 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Ihu, Jecho, Jesous, Jessus, Jesues, Josu, and Yosu. The diminutive form Chucho is another English variant.
Foreign variants of Jesus include Eisa (Arabic), Hesus (Spanish), Isa (Arabic), Jesu (Spanish), Jesuso (Spanish), Jesús (Hispanic), and Xesus (Galician). Another foreign form is the variant spelling Jezus (Dutch and Spanish).
The origin and thus the meaning of Jesus is inherited by all variant forms.
Jesus is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1900s up to the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2001, 0.311% of baby boys were given the name Jesus. It ranked at #66 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.136% and its ranking #148. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Jesus, Joshua was the most regularly used. In 2018, the name was thrice as popular as Jesus.
† Pronunciation for Jesus: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"