What does Jesus mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Jesus:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ, Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverer(noun)

    a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)


  1. Jesus(Noun)

    A Christian savior.

  2. Jesus(Noun)

    An artistic representation of a Christian savior.

  3. Jesus(ProperNoun)

    Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man whom Christians name Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah.

  4. Jesus(ProperNoun)

    in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.

  5. Jesus(Interjection)

    An expletive, whose use is considered blasphemous in some Christian sects.

  6. Origin: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jesus(noun)

    the Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation

  2. Origin: [L. Jesus, Gr. , from Heb. Ysha'; Yh Jehovah + hsha' to help.]


  1. Jesus

    "Jesus" is a song by alternative rock band Brand New. It is the second single from their 2006 album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. The single was released on 7" vinyl and CD in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2007. In the US, the single reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. A music video was directed by Moh Azima, but was never released. It surfaced on the internet in late 2009, but was quickly taken down at the request of Interscope and Brand New, although it can still be found on various websites

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jesus

    jē′zus, n. the Saviour of mankind.—n. Jésus, a size of paper, super-royal.—Company, or Society, of Jesus, the Jesuit order.—Grand jésus, imperial. [Gr. Iēsous—Heb. Yēshū‛a, contr. of Yehōshū‛a, help of Jehovah, the Saviour—yāsha‛, to save.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Jesus

    The name of the son of Christ.

    Jesus was Christ's son and learnt many things whilst he was on Earth that some people still use today e.g. Love everybody as you love yourself.

Suggested Resources

  1. jesus

    Quotes by jesus -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by jesus on the Quotes.net website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Jesus' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2199

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Jesus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #815

How to pronounce Jesus?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Jesus in sign language?

  1. jesus


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Jesus in a Sentence

  1. Mike Bennett:

    I believe in Jesus.

  2. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/85:

    Jesus was a crackpot.

  3. Manuel Vasquez:

    In Jesus' name I pray.

  4. Shelley (Queen Mab):

    (Of Jesus): "A parish demogogue."

  5. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    Jesus, as someone divine, must go.

Images & Illustrations of Jesus

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