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Jesus' Name in 21 Languages

Updated on August 4, 2012

I was curious to see how Jesus' name looks/is read in other languages and after researching it, I decided to share it on Hubpages!

أ. يسوع, المسيح .1 : Arabic
2. 耶稣 : Chinese (means Jesus of Nazareth)
3. ιησούς : Greek (means Christ, Jesus Christ, Prince of peace)
ישו .4 : Hebrew (means Jesus, galilean, logos, lord, savior and Christ.)
5. मानव-प्रेम : Hindi (actually translates to human love!)
6. Jézus : Hungarian
حضرت عيسي .7 : Persian
8. イエス, ナザレのイエス : Japanese (means Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth)
9. 예수 : Korean
10. Christus : Dutch (means Christ, title given to Jesus of Nazareth)
11. Jezus : Polish
12. Isus : Romanian
13. Иисус : Russian (means Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth)
14. Kristus : Swedish (means Christ)
15. İsa : Turkish
16. พระเยซู : Thai
17. Ісус : Ukrainian
18. Jésus : French
19. Gesù : Italian
20. Cristo : Portugese (means Christ)
21. Jesús, Señor Jesucristo ; Spanish (means Jesus, Lord Jesus Christ)

"Jesus Christ" by Ron Keas
"Jesus Christ" by Ron Keas

The New Testament was written in Greek, and the name "Jesus" means the same in Greek as the Hebrew name "Joshua."

"Joshua" means literally "God is salvation".

The painting to the right is how I believe Jesus looked. Many belief systems have him with light skin, light brown hair and blue eyes. Based on his birth place and time of birth, he would have looked like a middle eastern man. However, his appearance is not noted in the bible, therefore his appearance does not play any important role to his followers, or at least, should not.


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    • Chuck Bluestein profile image

      Chuck Bluestein 

      6 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      Wasn't the J letter in Jesus and Joshuah a y sound. So in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke, didn't His name sound like Yeshua? Wikipedia says:

      Yeshua (ישוע, with vowel pointing יֵשׁוּעַ - yēšūă‘ in Hebrew)[1] was a common alternative form of the name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ ("Yehoshuah" - Joshua) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which comes the English spelling Jesus.[2][3]

      In English the name Yeshua is extensively used by followers of Messianic Judaism as well as other Christian denominations who wish to use what they consider to be Jesus' Hebrew or Aramaic name.

      Yeshua in Hebrew is verbal derivative from "to rescue", "to deliver".

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you for your comment Kasman! :)

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      6 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I love this. While I was in Brazil, they would use the term Señor Jesucristo. This brought me back to those times when my wife had to be my translator because she's from Italia and is able to understand other forms of latin. Voting this up and way to go on the research!

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment QudsiaP1!

    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Very interesting.

      In Arabic and Urdu; Jesus is pronounced as Eesa or Isa.

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks udontknomi! Glad you enjoyed it and yes, in that area the people were mostly Jew. I believe Jewish is only part Jew, not 100% sure though. I don't care if he's white, tan, black or purple! I'll love him and adore him for what he did and love and honor God for gifting him to us!

    • udontnomi profile image


      7 years ago from intense introspection

      I think Jesus looked more Jewish, but how do we know. We will get a good look some day. I loved to see the name written out. In the Bible, it says e has a name that only he know. That is the name that I want to call him by.

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks Jo!

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks Eric!

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks Brenda!

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image


      7 years ago

      A very well written and researched hub. Voted up and shared! :)

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very cool.

      In border Mexican, Spanish kind of, it is Jesus Christo

      For my Asian/Vietnamese side of family it is normally Chu'a

      For my protestant German side of the family it was formal der Christus.

      For my young 2.5 year old it is straight up "Amen".

      Thanks for a great hub.

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      Brenda Durham 

      7 years ago

      Awesome, young lady! It's nice to find one of the GOOD hubs (in the maze of not-so-good ones! ha) about a GREAT subject. Indeed, Jesus is the greatest subject there is!

      Thanks for the information; very interesting.


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