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Gender: M Meaning of Joshua: "the Lord is my salvation" Origin of Joshua: Hebrew Joshua's Popularity in 2013: #21

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Joshua was a Top 10 name from 1983 until 2010, now ranking at Number 21, but still with more than 11,000 little Joshuas entering the already crowded Josh World in 2013, which would make it tough for any new Joshua to stand out from the crowd. Joshua retains its popularity because it manages to present a relaxed, attractive image, with a bit of the old West mixed in with its biblical persona. Btw, basketball star Tony Parker went straight to the nickname Josh for his son.

An important figure in the Old Testament, Joshua was the successor to Moses who finally led the Israelites, after many battles, into the Promised Land, inspiring the rousing hymn "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho".

Joshua's soft-sounding middle and vowel ending make it one of the new gentle boys' names, joining Biblical brothers Noah and Asher. If you like Joshua but want something more distinctive, you might consider Josiah or Jasper.

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Famous People Named Joshua

Joshua, a prophet of the Old Testament of the Bible
Joshua Chamberlain - Civil War general, governor of Maine, president of Bowdoin College
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Joshua Lee "Josh" Holloway - American actor
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Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban - American singer
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Joshua Ryan "Josh" Zuckerman - American Actor
Joshua Baret "Josh" Henderson - American actor/singer
Joshua Daniel "Josh" Hartnett - American actor
Joshua "Josh" Dallas - American actor
Joshua "Josh" Devine - British drummer
Joshua James "Josh" Duggar, the Duggars' 1st child
Joshua "Josh" Peck - American actor
Joshua "Josh" Cuthburt - British musician from Union J
Joshua Keeler "Josh" Ramsay - Canadian singer
Joshua Mackenzie Hanson, younger brother of the band Hanson
Joshua Jacob "JJ" Solomon, second son of octomom Nadya Suleman
Joshua Jackson - Canadian-American actor
Joshua Van Der Beek, son of actor James Van Der Beek
Joshua Williams, child of Brady and Paulie Williams on the TLC show "My Five Wives"
Joshua Radin, American singer/songwriter and actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Joshua

Joshua, character in "Alice mare",
Josh Spitz, character from Braceface,
Joshua Harris, contemporary authority on Christian relationships/ author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Dr Joshua Levin, from TV series "SeaQuest DSV"
Joshua Gabriel Matthews, Cory's newborn brother on TV series Boy Meets World

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Joshua's International Variations

Yushua (Arabic) Jozua, Joshuah (Dutch) Josue (French) Jozsua (Hungarian) Yehoshua (Israeli) Giosia, Giosue (Italian) Joaquim (Portuguese) Iosua (Romanian) Joaquin (Spanish) Josua (Swedish) Yeshua (Yiddish)