Josva

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Male Male Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Nordic form of the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a) = 'God is salvation' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) "Latinisation" of Jostein (see Ióstæinn) [2]

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Faroese

See also Isa, Jason, Jesús, Jose, Hosea

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Josvasen Denmark Norway
Josvason Faroe Islands Norway
Josvassen Denmark Norway
Josvasson Norway
Josvasøn Norway

Female

Josvadatter Denmark Norway
Josvadóttir Faroe Islands
Josvasdatter Denmark Norway

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Josva
Genitive: Josvas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Josva
Accusative: Josva
Dative: Josva
Genitive: Josva
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Josva
Genitive: Josvas

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

11 July

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

11 July

Further Information

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Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

In the Old Testament, Josva was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan by Moses. After Moses' death, Josva became the leader of the Israelites

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[5]
0 n.a. 110 n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 37 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
0 0 0 1
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Josva(m) Sources: [9]

Sources: [7] [5] [6] [8]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. details see Name Statistic tables