Meaning and Origin of: Jesus

Meaning and Origin of Jesus

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God will help

What does Jesus mean and stand for?

The name Jesus is of Hebrew origin and means "God will help." It is the English form of Iesous, which was derived from the Hebrew name Yeshu'a.

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish ((de) Jesús) and Portuguese : either from the personal name Jesú, taken in honor of Christ, or from a short form of compound name composed of a personal name + de Jesús. The name Jesus is from the Greek form, Iēsous, of Aramaic Yeshua, from Hebrew Yoshua, a byform of Yehoshuah (English Joshua) ‘may Jehovah help him’.

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Jesus has been declining in popularity, dropping from the top 100 in 2012 and the top 150 in 2019. Despite the downslope trend, Jesus maintains a position in the top 200.

However, it is the 11th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Jesus was at its peak popularity in April 2018.

Jesus, of course, is most known as Christ and son of God. However, Jesus is exclusively used by Spanish speakers, with the pronunciation hay-SOOS. Jesus is a very popular name among sports stars, with namesakes such as Jesús Navas, Jesús Manuel Corona, and Jesús Vallejo to name a few. Jesus has also been a popular name in pop culture, appearing in The Big Lebowski, The Walking Dead, True Blood, and The Fosters.

Where is it Popular?

Jesus was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names