Friday, October 06, 2006

Baby boy names - Have you met my baby boy Joshua?

Yup! My son Joshua finished third overall in popularity in 2005.

Joshua, Josue or Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, Tiberian: jə.ho.ˈʃu.aʕ, Israeli: Yhoshua) is a person mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, especially in the Book of Joshua. In that account, Joshua succeeded Moses as the leader of the Israelites and led their conquest of Canaan.He was Moses' minister, and accompanied him part of the way when he ascended Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments (Exd. 32:17).

Yehoshua which means "YAHWEH" is a name of the Hebrew God. It was considered blasphemous to utter the name of God and so it was only written and never spoken.The name Jesus is a variant of the name Joshua.

So many names are from the Hebrew language. I'm wondering what are the stats on nationalities naming their son with a Hebrew derived name.

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