US Popularity:3714
Meaning:Yahweh is salvation; God rescues
Josh is a popular boy’s name that is Hebrew in origin. It is a truncated version of Joshua, which comes from the Hebrew name Yehoshua, a central figure in the Jewish Bible and Christian Old Testament. This derivation, combined with its meaning, “Yahweh is salvation” or "God rescues," makes Josh a powerful choice for religious families of many faiths. Today, Josh can be used as a nickname for Joshua or as a given name in its own right.

Josh Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Josh is currently #1438 on The Bump
Boy:Josh is currently #403 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Josh is currently #3714 in U.S. births
Boy:Josh is currently #1150 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 135
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 132

  • Behind the Name, Josh, January 2019

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