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Joshua

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 57 0 57
1881 40 0 40
1882 50 0 50
1883 55 0 55
1884 41 0 41
1885 43 0 43
1886 55 0 55
1887 41 0 41
1888 50 0 50
1889 33 0 33
1890 24 0 24
1891 24 0 24
1892 41 0 41
1893 23 0 23
1894 24 0 24
1895 29 0 29
1896 30 0 30
1897 29 0 29
1898 39 0 39
1899 24 0 24
1900 36 0 36
1901 22 0 22
1902 17 0 17
1903 21 0 21
1904 19 0 19
1905 18 0 18
1906 27 0 27
1907 26 0 26
1908 29 0 29
1909 28 0 28
1910 44 0 44
1911 43 0 43
1912 60 0 60
1913 78 0 78
1914 87 0 87
1915 136 0 136
1916 99 0 99
1917 122 0 122
1918 118 0 118
1919 139 0 139
1920 128 0 128
1921 125 0 125
1922 124 0 124
1923 129 0 129
1924 114 0 114
1925 109 0 109
1926 105 0 105
1927 117 0 117
1928 118 0 118
1929 74 0 74
1930 90 0 90
1931 95 0 95
1932 111 0 111
1933 102 0 102
1934 106 0 106
1935 80 0 80
1936 100 0 100
1937 92 0 92
1938 72 0 72
1939 101 0 101
1940 90 0 90
1941 93 0 93
1942 113 0 113
1943 95 0 95
1944 104 0 104
1945 97 0 97
1946 113 0 113
1947 141 0 141
1948 130 0 130
1949 183 0 183
1950 162 0 162
1951 165 0 165
1952 176 0 176
1953 170 0 170
1954 190 0 190
1955 244 0 244
1956 241 0 241
1957 271 0 271
1958 277 0 277
1959 326 0 326
1960 315 0 315
1961 352 0 352
1962 336 0 336
1963 373 0 373
1964 392 0 392
1965 463 0 463
1966 487 0 487
1967 566 0 566
1968 738 5 733
1969 1,332 8 1,324
1970 2,188 10 2,178
1971 3,667 17 3,650 #79 boy name
1972 5,062 21 5,041 #59 boy name
1973 8,101 38 8,063 #42 boy name
1974 11,668 63 11,605 #29 boy name
1975 14,669 93 14,576 #26 boy name
1976 16,967 95 16,872 #18 boy name
1977 22,192 114 22,078 #14 boy name
1978 25,352 141 25,211 #12 boy name
1979 31,343 211 31,132 #9 boy name
1980 36,283 222 36,061 #7 boy name
1981 39,290 240 39,050 #6 boy name
1982 38,265 241 38,024 #7 boy name
1983 36,935 232 36,703 #5 boy name
1984 40,518 267 40,251 #4 boy name
1985 42,463 276 42,187 #4 boy name
1986 37,842 307 37,535 #4 boy name
1987 40,263 272 39,991 #4 boy name
1988 42,943 298 42,645 #4 boy name
1989 44,293 207 44,086 #4 boy name
1990 43,382 166 43,216 #4 boy name
1991 41,358 142 41,216 #4 boy name
1992 36,335 122 36,213 #4 boy name
1993 33,689 114 33,575 #4 boy name
1994 31,449 77 31,372 #4 boy name
1995 30,777 62 30,715 #5 boy name
1996 29,243 75 29,168 #5 boy name
1997 28,343 61 28,282 #5 boy name
1998 28,137 51 28,086 #4 boy name
1999 27,316 62 27,254 #4 boy name
2000 27,588 54 27,534 #4 boy name
2001 26,057 48 26,009 #4 boy name
2002 26,026 46 25,980 #3 boy name
2003 25,132 45 25,087 #3 boy name
2004 24,308 120 24,188 #3 boy name
2005 23,285 43 23,242 #3 boy name
2006 22,339 31 22,308 #3 boy name
2007 20,681 39 20,642 #4 boy name
2008 19,213 25 19,188 #4 boy name
2009 17,654 24 17,630 #6 boy name
2010 15,438 13 15,425 #11 boy name
2011 13,764 25 13,739 #14 boy name
2012 12,650 18 12,632 #17 boy name
2013 11,797 13 11,784 #21 boy name
2014 10,858 15 10,843 #25 boy name
2015 9,736 16 9,720 #33 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Joshua baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,189,607 babies born with the name Joshua in the United States. That's more than enough Joshuas to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 57 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Joshua" was in 1989 with a total of 44,086 babies. (That's a lot of baby Joshuas)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Joshua" ranks #4 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 686 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 40,518 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Joshua popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Joshua" mean? The list below shows the origins of Joshua as well as things modernly associated with the name Joshua such as celebrities named Joshua.

Origin and Meaning of Joshua

The name "Joshua" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is Salvation". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
  2. (Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land; best remembered for his destruction of Jericho

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Joshua was born in 1978 as Joshua Browning Carter Jackson in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell is a musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Joshua was born in 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson is an actor and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Josh was born in 1992 as Joshua Ryan Hutcherson in Union, Kentucky, U.S.

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Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Josh was born in 1972 as Joshua David Duhamel in Minot, North Dakota, U.S.

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Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Josh was born in 1978 as Joshua Daniel Hartnett in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

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Josh Peck

Josh Peck is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Josh was born in 1986 as Joshua Michael Peck in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Joshua

Joshua 1
Joshua Duggar
Joshua Feuerstein
Joshua Kushner
Joshua Tree
Joshua Wilton House
Joshua Chamberlain
Joshua Davis

Alternative Meanings

J is for jolly, the fun side!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

S is for success, in all you will do.

H is for hug, give one today!

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Auhsoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jashuo". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Joshua born Oct 15, 1963

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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