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Joshua Name Information

Joshua means "God is my salvation." This page of the eMedTV library provides more information related to the name Joshua. From the Hebrew bible, Joshua was an Israelite leader who succeeded Moses. His story is told in the books Exodus, the Numbers, and Joshua. He was one of the twelve spies sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan who would later lead the conquest of that land. Several Emperors of Ethiopia are name Iyasu (Joshua). Joshua is the name of the artificial intelligence in the movie WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy.

Joshua is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name Joshua.

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Joshua is from Hebrew meaning God is my salvation.
See Also: Josiah, Jesus, Yehoshua, and Iyasu
Joshua is associated with these categories: Biblical, and Popular

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