Josh - boys name

Josh name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Josh name meaning:

The name Josh is a shortened form of the name Joshua, which has Hebrew origins. In Hebrew, Joshua means "Yahweh is salvation" or "Yahweh saves." The name carries a strong religious significance, as it refers to the biblical figure Joshua, who succeeded Moses and led the Israelites into the Promised Land.

People named Josh are often described as confident, determined, and charismatic individuals. They possess natural leadership qualities and have a knack for inspiring and motivating others. Joshes are known for their strong sense of justice and fairness, always striving to do what is right. They are often characterized as loyal and dependable friends, always ready to offer support and guidance.

In modern times, Josh has become a popular name for boys due to its simplicity and versatility. The name's biblical origins and positive characteristics contribute to its enduring appeal.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Joshua. Lord is salvation.

Related names

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Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 598 out of 4789

63 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (135)

Historical popularity of Josh

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