Jesus in Every Language

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While Christianity began in first-century Israel, it quickly spread around the known world. Today, there are approximately 2,180,000,000 Christians living in every country in the world. Around 6,500 languages are spoken in the world today.

One of the most popular articles on GodWords is What Does Jesus Mean?. The article gets a lot of comments requesting the meaning of Bible names, so I thought it was time to begin a list of Jesus’ name in different languages. This list will probably never be complete, but people have been asking for it anyway.

If you speak in languages other than English and have an addition or correction, please send me a message using the form at the bottom of this page.

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LanguageJesus’ Name
AfrikaansJesus
AlbanianJezu
Amharicየሱስ
Arabicيسوع
ArmenianՀիսուսը
Azerbaijaniİsa
BasqueJesus
BelarusianІсус
Bengaliযীশু
BosnianIsuse
BulgarianИсус
CatalanJesus
CebuanoJesus
CherokeeTsisa
ChichewaYesu
Chinese (Simplified)耶稣
Chinese (Traditional)耶穌
CorsicanGhjesù
CroatianIsus
CzechJežíš
DanishJesus
DutchJezus
EnglishJesus
EsperantoJesuo
EstonianJeesus
FilipinoJesus or Hesus
FinnishJeesus
FrenchJesus
FrisianJezus
GalicianXesús
Georgianიესო
GermanJesus
GreekΙησούς
Gujaratiઇસુ
Haitian CreoleJezi
HausaYesu
HawaiianIesu
Hebrewישוע
Hindiयीशु
HmongYexus
HungarianJezus
IcelandicJesus
IgboJesus
IndonesianYesus
IrishÍosa
ItalianGesù
Japaneseイエス
JavaneseGusti Yesus
Kannadaಜೀಸಸ್
KazakhИса
Khmerព្រះយេស៊ូវ
Korean예수
Kurdish (Kurmanji)Îsa
KyrgyzИса
Laoພຣະເຢຊູ
LatinIesus
LatvianJezus
LithuanianJezus
LuxembourgishJesus
MacedonianИсус
MalagasyJesosy
MalayYesus
Malayalamയേശു
MalteseĠes
MaoriIhu
Marathiयेशू
MongolianEcyc
Myanmary shayu s nyya
Nepaliयेशू
NorwegianJesus
Pashtoعیسي
Persianعیسی
PolishJezus
PortugueseJesus
Punjabiਯਿਸੂ
RomanianIisus
RussianИисус
SamoanIesu
Scots GaelicÍosa
SerbianИсусе
SesothoJesu
ShonaJesu
Sindhiعيسي
Sinhalaයේසුස් වහන්සේ
SlovakJežíš
SlovenianJezus
SomaliCiise
SpanishJesus
SundaneseYesus
SwahiliJesu
SwedishJesus
TajikИсо
Tamilஇயேசு கிறிஸ்து (Yesu Christu)
Teluguయేసు
Thaiพระเยซู
TurkishÎsa
UkrainianІсусе
Urduیسوع
UzbekIso
VietnameseChúa Giêsu
WelshIesu
XhosaUYesu
YorubaJesu
ZuluUJesu

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7 responses to “Jesus in Every Language”

  1. William says:

    Not sure where you got the Hebrew version but it is incorrect. You have Elohim where it should be Yeshu (ישו)

    • Tony says:

      William:

      I got it from Google Translate. I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. I’ve updated it to reflect how Hebrew-speaking Christians in would say it. Let me know if you think it’s incorrect. Have a great day!

    • Aviel says:

      The name Yeshu was made up by the jews that despised Jesus, it is basically an acronym of “curse his name and memorial” and its just like that in (ישו) hebrew “ימח שמו וזכרו” so the correct name is ישוע from the meaning “salvation” in hebrew, so in conclusion its Yeshua and not the acronym “Yeshu”.

      • Tony says:

        Thanks for your input, Aviel. As I’m sure you’re aware, Yeshu is the modern Israeli spelling of Jesus, and the name has been in use since before Jesus was born.

        What you describe is in dispute, from those in the Jewish community and from scholars in the field. Johann Eisenmenger was decidedly anti-Jewish, and his accusation appears to be a smear against Jews. He studied with rabbis under the lie that he was interested in converting to Judaism…which, in my estimation, should be a disqualifying fact. I wouldn’t give his theory any more attention than that. Most scholars appear to simply consider Yeshu a variant of Yeshua.

        I’m curious: are you a follower of Yeshua? Do you believe He is the Messiah?

      • B says:

        Yes its jesus… not yeshu or yeshua or jehovah

        • Tony says:

          B:

          Perhaps you should do a bit of homework, rather than parrot someone else’s unformed opinions. You might start here, and also read through the comments for a more full understanding of how languages work: https://godwords.org/what-does-jesus-mean/. The claim that “it’s Jesus” is, from a historical and logical perspective, simply silly. The name didn’t even exist when Jesus was alive the first time, so nobody called Him “Jesus.” Nobody.

  2. John Baptist says:

    Traditionally, Jesus in Central Asian languages has been Isa (or Иса in Cyrillic) except in Tajik. However, it was mistakingly printed Ыйса in the first translation of the Bible by a Russian German publisher who relied on a consultant representing a dialect.

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