Yoshua name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yoshua mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Yoshua

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Yoshua is of Aramaic origin and means "Jesus".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Yoshua is of Hebrew origin and means "God is Salvation".
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Notable Persons Named Yoshua

Notable Persons Named Yoshua

Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua was born in 1964 in Paris.

Yoshua Shing

Yoshua was born on June 20th, 1993 in Port Vila.

Yoshua St Juste

Yoshua St Juste is a soccer player for the Netherlands national futsal team. Yoshua was born on February 23rd, 1991.


Fun Facts about the name Yoshua

  • How Popular is the name Yoshua? Yoshua is the 18,299th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yoshua have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 433 babies born with the first name Yoshua in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yoshua to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yoshua? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Yoshua first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yoshua is Tuesday, September 15th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Yoshua born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yoshua was in 2008 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Yoshua Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yoshua is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Yoshua: The name spelled backwards is Auhsoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sayuho. How do you pronounce that?
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