Q. 1. What does the name Yeshua mean? I heard it means Jesus. But I cannot figure out how Yeshua can become Jesus.
A. 1. You are correct. The name "Yeshua" means "Jesus." "Yeshua" is a common Hebrew name. It is a variation of the name "Joshua." It is believed that the name "Yeshua" was the Hebrew form of "Jesus." When "Yeshua" was translated into Greek, it become "Iesous." Since Greek has no “sh” sound, that was “lost” in translation. Then when "Iesous" was translated from Greek to Latin, it became "Iesus." When "Iesus" was translated from Latin to English, the "I" was replaced with a "J", therefore becoming "Jesus."
The name of Jesus went through a process of translation from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin and finally to English. While the spelling has changed, the meaning of the word, "God saves!" has never changed.