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Jesus - A unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jesus, meaning the Lord is salvation, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #229. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jesus and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jesus? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jesus. The baby boy name Jesus was given to 3,750 baby boys in 2012, ranking #102 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 438 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jesus peaked in popularity 17 years ago in 2001 on position 67.



Famous with this name

Wanda De Jesus
Jesús Franco
Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza


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Jesus is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jesus is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #34 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #584.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jesus is where you live.


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Jesus origin and meaning

Jesus is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means the Lord is salvation. To see famous people named Jesus, pop culture references for the name Jesus and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jesus

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jesus, sorted by popularity.

Joshua / Jack / Jose / Joe / Jesse / Jay / Jake / Jessie / Jackie / Josiah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012102
201193
201092
200978
200879
200777
200674
200573
200470
200367
200267
200167
200076
199970
199876
199773
199674
199576
199480
199380
199278
199180
199090
1989104
1988105
1987106
1986110
1985109
1984109
1983108
1982113
1981108
1980112
1979114
1978126
1977132
1976131
1975135
1974134
1973144
1972163
1971173
1970185
1969191
1968193
1967207
1966209
1965229
1964228
1963242
1962240
1961251
1960263
1959262
1958264
1957260
1956248
1955242
1954247
1953234
1952236
1951230
1950232
1949227
1948216
1947233
1946224
1945207
1944233
1943245
1942241
1941256
1940251
1939243
1938241
1937224
1936234
1935227
1934221
1933217
1932197
1931203
1930182
1929183
1928183
1927194
1926196
1925191
1924205
1923211
1922234
1921246
1920231
1919248
1918276
1917293
1916304
1915312
1914298
1913293
1912261
1911245
1910229

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Arizona34
Texas41
California42
New Mexico49
Nevada71
Colorado79
Illinois100
Oregon102
Washington104
Kansas124
Oklahoma126
Nebraska132
North Carolina141
Arkansas141
New Jersey142
Delaware150
Georgia157
Florida166
New York168
Wisconsin172
District of Columbia196
Indiana197
Utah198
Iowa203
Alabama220
Connecticut224
Minnesota245
Idaho248
South Carolina269
Tennessee272
Michigan281
Maryland287
Massachusetts320
Kentucky353
Missouri357
Pennsylvania358
Ohio369
Virginia421
Louisiana539
Mississippi584

Even more about Jesus


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jesus a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jesus?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2001
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jesus
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 438
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,750

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