Over the past 110 years, 11 496 boys have been named Josh. The name Josh ranks 900th in the United States among the most common names for boys. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Josh in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Josh came in the 1970s and 1980s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.