Its source is Yehoshua, a Hebrew name meaning "God is salvation."
This name is usually written with an accent -- Josué.
This boy's name is used in French.
The name Josue ranked 214th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 767th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
In the Jewish scriptures, Joshua, which is the source for the name Jesus, is the hero of Israel's conquest of the Promised Land. Successor to Moses, he is a mighty soldier who is also known for his piety and fairness.
Joshua features in a well-loved African-American spiritual that recounts: ''Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, and the walls came a-tumblin' down!'' The ancient site of Jericho has been excavated by many scientists over the last century. They still puzzle over the miracle described in the song -- at Joshua's command, the people surrounding the city blew rams' horns and raised a shout so mighty that Jericho's defenses crumbled, giving the battle to the Children of Israel.