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Jesus

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226k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jesus

"Jesus" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Form of Joshua". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Je"sus
The Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation.

Note: ☞The form Jesu is often used, esp. in the vocative.

Etymology: L. Jesus, Gr. �, from Heb. Yēshūa'; Yāh Jehovah + hōshīa' to help

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  1. A teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
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From Latin Iēsus, from Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs), from Biblical Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ (yēšū́aʿ), a contracted form of יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (yəhōšū́aʿ, “Joshua”). The form יֵשׁוּעַ (yēšū́aʿ) is attested in some of the later books of the Hebrew Bible, and translated as Jeshua or Yeshua in some English editions (the former appearing in the King James Version). The Greek texts make no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs).

In the Wycliffe Bible (Middle English), the forms used are Jhesus and Jhesu.

  1. Jesus of Nazareth, a prophet whom Christians consider the son of God and call Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah, and whom Muslims believe to be a prophet.
  2. A male given name in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.
  3. A male given name of Semitic origin.
    Jesus son of Sirach wrote the "Wisdom of Sirach"
  4. The Christian savior.
  5. An artistic representation of a Christian savior.

Jesus was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Faroese, German, Latin, Middle High German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Scots, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Jesus

Jesus was born as the child of Mary (mother of Jesus) and Saint Joseph in 7 in Herodian Tetrarchy. He breathed his last breath in 30.

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GG Allin was a punk rock, new wave music, and hardcore punk musician. He was most prominent from 1974 to 1993. GG was given the name Jesus Christ Allin on August 29th, 1956 in Lancaster, New Hampshire, U.S. GG is also known as GG. He passed away on June 28th, 1993.

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Jesus was born as the child of Mary in Islam in 7 in Bethlehem.

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Jesús Navas is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., UD Los Palacios, Sevilla FC, Sevilla Atlético, Spain national under-21 football team, and Spain national football team. Jesús was born on November 21st, 1985 in Los Palacios, Spain.

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Jesús Vallejo is a soccer player for the Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid C.F., Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-19 football team. Jesús was born on January 5th, 1997 in Zaragoza, Spain. Jesús is also known as Vallejo and Jesus.

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Jesús Gámez is a soccer player for the Atlético Madrid, Málaga CF, Atlético Malagueño, and Spain national under-23 football team. Jesús was born on April 10th, 1985 in Fuengirola, Spain.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jesus

Jesus was born as the child of Mary (mother of Jesus) and Saint Joseph in 7 in Herodian Tetrarchy. He breathed his last breath in 30.

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Gabriel Jesus is a soccer player for the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Brazil national under-20 football team, and Brazil national under-23 football team. Gabriel was born on April 3rd, 1997 in São Paulo, Brazil. Gabriel is also known as Gabriel Jesus.

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a saint.

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Wanda De Jesus is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Wanda was born on August 26th, 1958 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Juan Jesus is a soccer player for the Inter Milan, Sport Club Internacional, Brazil national under-20 football team, Brazil national under-23 football team, and Brazil national football team. Juan was born on June 10th, 1991 in Belo Horizonte. Juan is also known as Nunes Jesus and Juan Guilherme.

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Zola Jesus is an electronic music, synthpop, gothic rock, ambient music, and experimental rock musician. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Zola was given the name Nika Roza Danilova on April 11th, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Zola is also known as Danilova and Nika Roza.

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How popular is the baby name Jesus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 18 0 18
1881 8 0 8
1882 14 0 14
1883 12 0 12
1884 11 0 11
1885 14 0 14
1886 12 0 12
1887 15 0 15
1888 20 0 20
1889 9 0 9
1890 9 0 9
1891 5 0 5
1892 11 0 11
1893 11 0 11
1894 13 0 13
1895 17 0 17
1896 21 0 21
1897 15 0 15
1898 20 0 20
1899 20 0 20
1900 49 0 49
1901 27 0 27
1902 21 0 21
1903 20 0 20
1904 44 0 44
1905 59 0 59
1906 44 0 44
1907 59 5 54
1908 67 0 67
1909 74 6 68
1910 79 6 73
1911 85 6 79
1912 146 0 146
1913 154 9 145
1914 200 6 194
1915 253 11 242
1916 287 16 271
1917 306 17 289
1918 378 16 362
1919 454 15 439
1920 554 26 528
1921 538 21 517
1922 585 24 561
1923 639 33 606
1924 685 23 662
1925 756 34 722
1926 742 29 713
1927 755 27 728
1928 806 32 774
1929 798 32 766
1930 786 34 752
1931 654 24 630
1932 648 13 635
1933 530 16 514
1934 551 15 536
1935 514 15 499
1936 485 14 471
1937 529 20 509
1938 485 12 473
1939 476 17 459
1940 473 10 463
1941 464 15 449
1942 546 12 534
1943 568 8 560
1944 566 7 559
1945 679 16 663
1946 720 20 700
1947 765 11 754
1948 869 24 845
1949 800 17 783
1950 794 11 783
1951 832 14 818
1952 827 20 807
1953 858 16 842
1954 801 11 790
1955 853 8 845
1956 833 12 821
1957 871 12 859
1958 880 16 864
1959 940 18 922
1960 926 11 915
1961 987 16 971
1962 1,052 9 1,043
1963 1,007 12 995
1964 1,092 17 1,075
1965 1,029 11 1,018
1966 1,125 17 1,108
1967 1,156 15 1,141
1968 1,246 17 1,229
1969 1,420 17 1,403
1970 1,514 29 1,485
1971 1,602 19 1,583
1972 1,642 28 1,614
1973 1,772 37 1,735
1974 1,972 28 1,944
1975 1,972 49 1,923
1976 2,085 46 2,039
1977 2,082 37 2,045
1978 2,115 41 2,074
1979 2,401 37 2,364
1980 2,735 40 2,695
1981 2,801 44 2,757
1982 2,678 56 2,622
1983 2,549 43 2,506
1984 2,552 38 2,514
1985 2,727 46 2,681
1986 2,637 38 2,599
1987 2,823 35 2,788
1988 2,972 49 2,923
1989 3,343 53 3,290
1990 4,188 59 4,129 #90 boy name
1991 4,650 54 4,596 #80 boy name
1992 4,881 62 4,819 #78 boy name
1993 4,743 63 4,680 #80 boy name
1994 4,970 54 4,916 #80 boy name
1995 4,959 52 4,907 #76 boy name
1996 5,148 35 5,113 #74 boy name
1997 5,192 30 5,162 #71 boy name
1998 5,269 53 5,216 #76 boy name
1999 5,609 43 5,566 #70 boy name
2000 5,709 30 5,679 #76 boy name
2001 6,458 34 6,424 #66 boy name
2002 6,406 40 6,366 #66 boy name
2003 6,200 41 6,159 #67 boy name
2004 6,501 36 6,465 #70 boy name
2005 6,401 26 6,375 #73 boy name
2006 6,476 21 6,455 #74 boy name
2007 6,236 18 6,218 #77 boy name
2008 5,779 24 5,755 #79 boy name
2009 5,393 9 5,384 #78 boy name
2010 4,465 13 4,452 #92 boy name
2011 4,167 8 4,159 #93 boy name
2012 3,792 12 3,780
2013 3,681 15 3,666
2014 3,525 10 3,515
2015 3,183 10 3,173
2016 3,073 8 3,065

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Popularity of Jesus as a first name

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Popularity of Jesus as a last name

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Common last names for Jesus

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  • Gonzalez
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  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Ramirez
  • Flores
  • Torres
  • Rivera
  • Gonzales
  • Diaz
  • Ortiz
  • Gutierrez
  • Gomez
  • Reyes
  • Vasquez
  • Morales

Common first names for Jesus

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jesus U.S.
  White 29.61% 64.26%
  African American 4.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 52.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jesus

People with the last name Jesus are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Jesus

  • How Popular is the name Jesus? Jesus is the 332nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jesus was the 14,636th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jesus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 225,604 babies born with the first name Jesus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jesus to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jesus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Jesus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jesus is Friday, October 23rd, 1846.
  • What year had the most people named Jesus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jesus was in 2004 with a total of 6,465 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jesus!
  • Random Jesus Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jesus ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 116 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Jesus: Your name in reverse order is Susej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sseju. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jesus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,033 people with the last name Jesus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jesus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jesus as their last name since less than 1 person in 145k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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