Jesus. Is that his real name?
Yep! Jesus was a very common name in the time of the New Testament and in the centuries before. It is the same as the Hebrew name Joshua. He was given this name in obedience to what the angel from God said to Joseph about Mary, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21).
God wanted Jesus to be called Jesus, to highlight the fact that he came to save us from our rebellion against God.
As we’ve seen in Simply Christianity, “Christ” is not a name, but a title, meaning that Jesus is God’s chosen king.