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What does Josia mean?

Josia Pronunciation of Josia [josia] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Josia is "Jehovah helps". Josia is an alternate spelling of Josiah (Hebrew).

Associated with: helps (counsel).


2 relations via Josiah: Josias and Joziah.

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

(female) Josa, Jousha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Josia Tyrus (J.T.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Josiah (#57 in recent rankings), Josias (#1235) and Joziah (#753) are the prominent alternative forms of Josia (not ranked). These forms of Josia were at the peak of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.4%). Josiah and Joziah are two of the more trendy birth names here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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