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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zdravstvuytye

"Germanizing" my name

Hallo Leute! I have a simple question as to if my name (Joshua) would change in German, such as "Joschua" or "Josua". Danke!

September 24, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

As far as I know, "Josua" is the official version mentioned in the Bible. But there is a nice Germanized variant, Joschka (our former Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joschka_Fischer)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Windsaw

Actually, his name is "Joseph Martin Fischer". Joschka is a nickname. However, I have seen Joschka used as a first name by now. But only once: It seems to be very uncommon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Hallo Joshua,

your name is the same in german. In fact it's a pretty popular name here. An old nick name for Joshua is Jockel^^ (more used in the north) In Switzerland it is the most popular name. If you like have a look at these links.

http://www.baby-vornamen.de/Jungen/J/Jo/Joshua/

https://www.behindthename.com/name/joshua

Ich finde, es ist ein schöner Name. Muss man nichts dran ändern. :-)

best regards Angel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisues

Joschua could be a possible variant. I know someone with that name, who's from Germany.

The most significant difference is that the J in German sounds a bit like a softer E (the German I).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna_7177

In my opinion, "Joshua". P.S. I thought at once about Joshua Kimmich, german footballer :) Then, letter "h" is not readable, "s" sounds like "z"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LunaAndrine

Joshua doesn't sound any non-german to me, though.

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