US Popularity:103
Meaning:Yahweh is salvation
Joshua is a masculine name of Hebrew origin. Translating to “Yahweh is salvation,” this name comes from the biblical figure Joshua, who worked as Moses’s assistant and later his successor. This makes it a wonderful way for you and baby to celebrate your faith, while inspiring baby to value trust and wisdom throughout their life.

Famous People Named Joshua

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

Joshua Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Joshua is currently #431 on The Bump
Boy:Joshua is currently #255 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Joshua is currently #103 in U.S. births
Boy:Joshua is currently #60 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Joshua, June 2023

  • Name Doctor, Joshua

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 123

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