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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 41 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

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I like being named ?Josh?. You could make some great puns out of my name. Others like it. I know a couple other people named Josh. As far as I know, people in general like the name Josh." May. 6, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My legal name is Josh. Not Joshua...or any other variation. I love that I have the shortened version!" Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like a boi named Josh. So I therefor love the name!" Oct. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Josh. x3 Josh is an awesome name." Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Josh is a very nice name...Probably because I know 3 very good looking Josh's..." Aug. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Josh is a solid, passionate name. I'm proud to be named "Josh"" Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Josh is my name here also. I also like it becasue it can't be mispronounced." Mar. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      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: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "I have a friend called Joshua and people always call him Josh instead." Jan. 24, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it but if you say it over and over it doesnt sound too nice in my opinion." Nov. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

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