Its source is Yehoshua, a Hebrew name meaning "God is salvation."
This boy's name is used in Dutch.
Jesus originated as a Latinate-Greek translation of the Hebrew name Yehoshua. As such, it corresponds to the English name Joshua.
Two thousand years ago, at the time of Jesus of Nazareth's ministry, his name was in common use among the Jews of Palestine. It remains a popular first name for boys among Spanish and Portuguese-speaking people around the world; Christians from other cultures, however, almost never name their sons Jesus.