Meaning:god is salvation


Pronunciation:joh shoo ah


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About Joshua

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Joshua is a classic and strong boy’s name that has been popular throughout history. It can also be shortened to Josh, which makes it more fresh and modern.

Detailed Meaning

Borne in the Bible by the Israelite leader who took command of the Children of Israel after the death of Moses and led the after many battles, to take possession of the Promised Land. The name, long favoured by Jews and Nonconformist Christians, enjoyed a great surge in popularity in the 1990s.

Famous People With This Name

Joshua Bell is a well known American violinist. Joshua Dallas is a American actor known for his role as Prince Charming in the television show “Once Upon A Time.” Joshua Jackson is an Candidan actor best known for his roles in “Dawson’s Creek” and the sci-fi series, “Fringe.”

Possible Nicknames

A common nickname for Joshua is Josh.

Related Names

An alternative spelling of Joshua is Jeshua.

Stories Featuring This Name

Joshua is character from the animated TV series, “Clarence.” Joshua Jones is the titular character of the Welsh children’s show of the same name. Joshua Clay is the real name of the DC superhero, Tempest.

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