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Iyasu ( Ge'ez: ኢያሱ) is an Ethiopian name meaning Joshua. It can also mean Yasu (or Yashu), Yesu, or Jesu.

Various Ethiopian Emperors have used the name including:

  • Iyasu I of Ethiopia (also known as the Great) (1682 - 1706)
  • Iyasu II of Ethiopia (1730 – 1755)
  • Iyasu III of Ethiopia (1784 – 1788)
  • Iyasu IV of Ethiopia (1830 - 1832)
  • Iyasu V of Ethiopia (1913 - 1916) (uncrowned and excommunicated by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, not referred to publicly as Iyasu V)

Three claimants to the throne also used Iyasu:

Yeshaq Iyasu claimed the title nəgusä nägäst (1685) of Ethiopia, opponent of Iyasu I.

Girma Yohannis Iyasu (1961 - Present) - Iyasuist claimant to the abolished throne of Ethiopia.

Atse Iyasu - was proclaimed nəgusä nägäst (1787 – 1788) of Ethiopia in Tigray and Gojjam by enemies of Ras Ali I of Yejju.