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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Josh
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Josh in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Josh:
Records indicate that 13,725 boys in the United States have been named Josh since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1979, when 531 people in the U.S. were given the name Josh. Those people are now 37 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Josh
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12 Positive Comments
"My name is Josh and I love it. I even have a couple friends with the name Josh. If you are not friends with anybody who has this name I feel sorry for you. Not trying to be conceided but people generally think we're awesome." Jan. 17, 2013:
"My legal name is Josh. Not Joshua...or any other variation. I love that I have the shortened version!" Jan. 7, 2010:
"I like a boi named Josh. So I therefor love the name!" Oct. 18, 2009:
"Josh is a great name. I'm named Lauren and oddly enough I have met a million pairs of Josh's and Lauren's who are together. Maybe they just mesh well. Josh is a super name!" Aug. 19, 2008:
"The name Joshua is nice, however when I associate it with certain people I get an unpleasant flashback to my youth and eating Timmy O's, you know, the ones for pack mules? It also reminds me of the story of pebbles, a tragic tale involving a dog (or so we thought) on a leash only to be neglected by an aimless owner, who shall remain anonymous." Aug. 13, 2008:
"My boyfriend's name is Josh. x3 Josh is an awesome name." Jul. 16, 2008:
"Josh is a very nice name...Probably because I know 3 very good looking Josh's..." Aug. 24, 2007:
"people don't spell it wrong or pronounce it incorrectly. josh is the correct way to say it. I meet some people named josh, but not that many. joshes are awesome!" Sep. 11, 2006:
"I loved being a Josh for the 16 years I have had it.I am pretty sure it will serve me well for the future yet to come :)" Jun. 17, 2006:
"I think Josh is a solid, passionate name. I'm proud to be named "Josh"" Apr. 21, 2006:
"Josh is my name here also. I also like it becasue it can't be mispronounced." Mar. 27, 2006:
"this is my name and I meet others named josh. No one says it wrong. Just look at the name what else can you come up with instead of "Josh"?" Jun. 23, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"people say it wrong all the time but i'm to shy to tell them.
I never meet any other people with the name josh.
From Josh Bates" Mar. 28, 2006:
4 Neutral Comments
"I like it but if you say it over and over it doesnt sound too nice in my opinion." Nov. 23, 2009:
"you joshes are foul (if your wondering why theres no foul comments left its because I reported them to the site which will get rid of them)" Mar. 4, 2008:
"It's an okay name, my name is Joshua I go by Josh but I do find that just about everyone knows a Josh. It's become the next John I think." May. 17, 2006:
"josh is the best name of all time aha can you dig that suckaaaa you cant see me the changang boyaka 619 see ya player" Dec. 8, 2005:
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