Gender: Male Meaning of Jesus: "the Lord is salvation" Origin of Jesus: Hebrew Jesus's Popularity in 2019: #152

Jesus Origin and Meaning

The name Jesus is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the Lord is salvation".

Jesus -- pronounced hay-SOOS -- is used exclusively and extensively among Spanish speakers, though JEE-zus as in the first name of Christ is never used in the Anglophone world. Jesus Quintana was a character in The Big Lebowski and Jesus Velasquez appeared on True Blood.

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Rank in US: #152

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KJGlitter Says:


How so?

Hero_Phoebus Says:


I think that if people from the Muslim community can name their son's Muhammed, and Christians can name their daughters Mary, and their sons Joseph and Joshua (the original name for Jesus), and if people can use the names of Greek gods and goddesses on their children, then people can and should be able to name their sons Jesus. However, as this is a name that may likely have a child to be bullied, I believe the best place for it is in the middle spot. It's one of the middle names that I am considering for my son, and not pronounced hey-zeus, but pronounced jee-zus.

Yaning Wu Says:


Isn that Chewbacca's nickname?

Netta5187 Says:


So are a lot of things! I personally wouldn't use it because it's too sacred to me.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Joshua would be the less controversial option, with the exception of cultures in which Jesus is acceptable to use. I was interested to read that the name isn't even pronounced in the way that most of us are used to.

FionaW Says:


Not sure? It's a bit polarising

MaryKathryn Says:


A simple-minded thought.

Gabrielle Jones Says:


Personally, as a Christian, I don't think you should name your son Jesus. In my religion, Jesus is God himself, so it's like you are calling your son God.

indiefendi2 Says:


side note: technically speaking, naming your kid Jesus is equivalent to naming him Joshua. Jesus and Joshua are essentially twins in name. Both mean "God is salvation" and have the very same origin, they were just translated differently.

indiefendi2 Says:


In Hispanic, Catholic culture religious names like Salvador (savior) and Jesus are used as blessings and namesakes. Also in Italy religious names are commonly used like Angelo, Luca, Paolo, Santo, Giovanni. etc. it's not saying their child IS the Messiah which would be ridiculous but it's just like naming them Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Adam, so on. Not every Mary is the perfect woman you know? It's no different than that.

ThistleThorn Says:


I heard that a nickname for this could be Chuy.

ThistleThorn Says:


It's a part of some people's cultures to be named Jesus.

kmdharrington Says:


In less you think or son will die on the cross and rise from the dead this name is not for you