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The name Joshua is of Hebrew origin, and means Yahweh saves.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Joshua has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Joshua
Use of the Name Joshua for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,005,703 999,676 852,851 271,227 127,928 48,685 23,778
The table below indicates the number of times the name Joshua has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Joshua
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188021158  
188124441  
188223650  
188320255  
188426641  
188525443  
188622955  
188724741  
188824750  
188930033  
189036524  
189135424  
189228541  
189337723  
189438324  
189534329  
189635430  
189734829  
189829939  
189938024  
190037136  
190140022  
190253017  
190346021  
190450219  
190555718  
190642627  
190746026  
190845929  
190949228  
191040044  
191144943  
191251259  
191349278  
191453087  
1915474136  
1916578100  
1917525121  
1918554119  
1919507138  
1920541129  
1921571123  
1922570125  
1923536130  
1924596114  
1925599111  
1926620103  
1927572117  
1928568117  
192972974  
193064591  
193161195  
1932564110  
1933579100  
1934575106  
193566580  
193658099  
193760792  
193872172  
1939573101  
194062890  
194162893  
1942602109  
194365196  
1944607103  
194560799  
1946608112  
1947574139  
1948584131  
1949488184  
1950536162  
1951526169  
1952535174  
1953545168  
1954531187  
1955468245  
1956490239  
1957466274  
1958477276  
1959442327  
1960453317  
1961424349  
1962435337  
1963419369  
1964406391  
1965352462  
1966341481  
1967312565  
1968270734  
19691971,317  
19701502,168  
1971803,637  
1972595,034  
1973428,039  
19742911,591  
19752614,557  
19761816,822  
19771422,024  
19781225,180977141
1979931,090759212
1980736,012746222
1981638,982705239
1982737,973716242
1983536,664718232
1984440,211650268
1985442,169659276
1986437,495617307
1987439,979676273
1988442,605651298
1989444,075884208
1990443,188  
1991441,198  
1992436,184  
1993433,553  
1994431,336  
1995530,691  
1996529,134  
1997528,237  
1998428,042  
1999427,195  
2000427,459  
2001425,928  
2002325,856  
2003324,907  
2004323,778  
Totals:  1,005,703 2,918

During the last 125 years, parents have used Joshua as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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