Jesus and his followers were all Jewish and so they had Hebrew names, although they would likely have spoken Aramaic. The “J” sound used to pronounce Jesus’ name does not exist in Hebrew or Aramaic, which is strong evidence that Jesus was called something entirely different by his contemporaries.
His original Hebrew name is Yeshua, which is short for yehōshu’a. It can be translated to Joshua.
There are several definitions of Yeshua that can be found in Hebrew and Aramaic biblical text, taken from the Hebrew verb, Yasha, that means “to deliver, save, or rescue,” and also stated as “Yehoshua.”
Pronunciation of “Yeshua,” in Hebrew, can be read this way: “Yod,” “Shin,” “Vav,” “Ayin.” In Aramaic, the term, “Yeshu,” was transliterated from the Hebrew term of Yeshua, pronounced as “Yeh-shoo,” and missing the “a.” While some religious groups, like Messianic Jews, believe in worshipping Yeshua instead of Jesus, there doesn’t seem to be a complete right or wrong way to do it. It is said in the Bible that anyone who calls on the Lord is saved.
Let’s Look At the Facts;
Jesus was a jew (Heb 7:14) – “Jew” means from the tribe of Judah
Born to a jewish family – Mary(Real name Miriam) & Joseph(Real name Yoseph) – (Mat 1:1-16)(Luk 3:23-38)
Jesus spoke in Hebrew – even to Paul who knew both Greek and Latin (Acts 26:14)
The Fact is, that the Disciples and Yeshua spoke in Hebrew, not in English or Greek. He was called Yeshua when He was on earth, by everyone including his disciples.
To cut the story short, His real name on earth is Yeshua not Jesus.