Josh - Meaning of Josh

What does Josh mean?

[ 1 syll. jos(h), jo-sh ] The baby boy name Josh is pronounced as JHao-SH †. Josh is mainly used in the English language and its language of origin is Hebrew. Josh is a contraction of the English name Joshua.

See also the related categories, english and hebrew.

Josh is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1974, 0.030% of baby boys were given the name Josh. It ranked at #345 then. The baby name has since markedly declined in popularity, and is today of irregular use. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Josh, Joshua was the most popular in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Josh include J, Jaac, Jac (Welsh), Jace (English), Jach (Czech and Polish), Jack (English and Dutch), Jacke, Jacks, Jacq, Jacs, Jae (English, Korean, and Indian), Jag, Jah, Jaice, Jaik, Jaike, Jak, Jake (English and Hebrew), Jakeh (English), and Jakhee.

† Pronunciation for Josh: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)"

Details of famous persons named Josh:
Actor Josh Hartnett, born 21 July 1978, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Singer Josh Groban, born 27 February 1981, Los Angeles, California.

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