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What does Josia mean?

Josia [jo-sia] as a boys' name. Josia's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Josia is "Jehovah helps". Josia is an alternate spelling of Josiah (Hebrew).

Associated with: helps (counsel).


Josia has 2 relations via Josiah: Josias and Joziah.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jesia, Jusia, ..

(female) Joara, Josa, ..

How popular is Josia?

Josia is an unusual given name for men. Josia is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Josia and associated names. Josiah (#64 in recent rankings), Josias (#1228) and Joziah (#835) are the prominent alternative forms of Josia (not ranked). These forms of Josia were at the peak of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.4%). Josiah and Joziah are two of the more trendy birth names here. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josiah, Josias, Joziah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Josia is alike in pronunciation to Josua. Other suggested similar names are Hoseia, Isia, Jasha, Jasin, Jesiah, Jodi, Jodie, Jona, Jori, Jorian, Jorie, Jorim, Joris, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josh, Joshua, Josif, Josip, Joslin, Joss, Josue, Jovi, Jovin, Jozua and Tobia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Josia.