Meaning:Jehovah is salvation
For 25 years, Joshua was a top 10 boys' name in the US. Like Jacob, Josiah and Jeremiah, Joshua is a winning biblical name that starts with the later J. As the chosen successor to Moses, Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land and to victory at the Battle of Jericho. There is an undeniable hunk factor with Penny Dreadful actor Joshua Hartnett and Sweet Home Alabama star Josh Lucas. Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley named their son Joshua Bishop in 2016. James Van Der Beek had a son Joshua in 2012. NBA player Tony Parker named his son simply Josh.

Famous Joshuas

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  • Joshua Bell
  • Joshua Green
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Joshua Rush

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Source: Social Security Administration

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