Joshua - Meaning of Joshua

What does Joshua mean?

[ 3 syll. jos-hua, jo-sh-ua ] The baby girl name Joshua is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced JHAA-SHah-Wah or JHAO-SHWah (English) †. Joshua has its origins in the Hebrew language. The meaning of Joshua is 'god is my salvation'. See Joshua for more information.

A form of Joshua is the name Joshlyn.

See also the related categories, god, hebrew, and salvation.

Joshua is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1986, 0.017% of baby girls were named Joshua. It was #617 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a substantial drop in frequency since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. Out of all girl names in its family, Joshua was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. Joshua has primarily been a boy name in the last century. In 1989, 202 times more boys than girls were given the name Joshua.

Baby names that sound like Joshua include Jahea, Jaheah, Jahia, Jahiah, Jahiya, Jahiyah, Jakaya, Jakeisha, Jakia, Jakiah, Jakisha, Jassica, Jaycy, Jesaca, Jesica, Jesicca, Jesika, Jessaca, Jessaka, and Jessea.

† Pronunciation for Joshua: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"

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