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Pronunciation

ʤɑʃuə

Origin

English

Meaning

A lovely multicultural name, Joshua appears in ancient Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek texts and means 'salvation'. Cheerful and confident, this overwhelmingly positive name rates wonderfully in name rankings. Even though it is classic and has a strong heritage, people say it sounds fun and modern, friendly and easy-going. Joshua seems to be the all-round happy name. Goes by Josh, for short.

Rank in the year 2015

Joshua was ranked #45 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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