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Gender: Male Meaning of Hosea: "salvation" Origin of Hosea: Hebrew

The name Hosea is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "salvation". Hosea and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Since so many of the biblical prophet names -- Daniel, Jonah, Nathan, Samuel -- are overused, you might want to consider this distinctive alternative. Hosea was the author of the book of prophesies bearing his name, whose underlying message was a promise of restoration. The Talmud claims that he was the greatest prophet of his generation.

Hosea Williams was an important civil rights leader. Martin Luther King called him "my wild man, my Castro," in recognition of Williams' skill as an organizer.

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Famous People Named Hosea

Hosea, Biblical prophet
Hosea Lorenzo Williams, American civil rights leader
Hosea Easton, American minister, activist and author
Hosea Stout, American Mormon leader
Hosea Ballou, American Universalist leader
Hosea Moffitt, U.S. Congressman from New York
Hosea Rosenberg, American chef and winner of "Top Chef" season five

Pop Culture References for the name Hosea

Hosea Matthews, a character in video game Red Dead Redemption 2
Teasing nickname: Hose

Hoshea, Hoseia, Hosheia


stepx Says:


Hugely neglected. One of the best below the radar bible names.