First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yoshua

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

S is for special, you are, you know!

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

Notable Persons Named Yoshua

Yoshua was born in 1964 in Paris.


Yoshua was born on June 20th, 1993 in Port Vila.


Yoshua St Juste is a soccer player for the Netherlands national futsal team. Yoshua was born on February 23rd, 1991.


Fun Facts about the name Yoshua

  • How Popular is the name Yoshua? Yoshua is the 18,615th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yoshua have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 399 babies born with the first name Yoshua in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yoshua to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yoshua? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Yoshua first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yoshua is Tuesday, September 15th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Yoshua born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yoshua was in 2008 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Yoshua Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yoshua is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Yoshua: Your name in reverse order is Auhsoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sayhou. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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