Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: God is Salvation
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Joshua Girl)

In 2017 the name Joshua...

• was given to 8,239 baby boys
• was the 39th most popular name for baby boys
• was 60% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Deleware, Alabama, and Hawaii
• was least popular in South Dakota, Maine, and New Hampshire
• was about as popular as Christopher and Andrew
Babies Named Joshua Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Joshua...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1985
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1953
• is 5129% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 64% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Ryan, Justin, Jonathan, Bethany, Kacy, Shamara
• has the most opposite popularity history to Darwin, Gus, Dean, Roslyn, Carma, Novella
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Joshua Per State
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Geographically the name Joshua...

• 13% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Zion, Justin, Christopher, Mikayla, Lia, Bella
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Nash, Zander, Beckett, June, Lennon, Clara
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Joshua by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Joshua are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Joshua will be the only kid named Joshua in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Joshua compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Joshua rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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