What does Josiah mean?
Josiah [josi-ah] as a boys' name is pronounced jo-SYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Josiah is "Jehovah helps". Biblical: king of Judah at age eight after his father was assassinated, Josiah ruled well for 31 years. Porcelain entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood.
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How popular is Josiah?
Josiah is a somewhat popular first name for males (#913 out of 1220, Top 75%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#52403 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Josiah reached its apex rank of #57 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Josiah (#57 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Josias (#1235 in recent rankings) and Joziah (#753). Adoption of these relations of Josiah is well-received today (median #681). Josiah has been the most well-known version, though Joziah has gained in usage.
Josiah▲ is alike in pronunciation to Jesiah, Josue and Jozua. Other suggested similar names are Abiah, Aviah, Azriah, Isaiah▲, Isiah▼, Issiah, Izaiah▲, Iziah, Jacian, Jarah, Jarrah, Jasha, Jasin, Jaspar, Jediah, Jerah, Jeriah, Jerrah, Jian, Joab, Joao, Joash, Jodi, Jodie, Johan▲, Johar, Jomahl, Jomal, Jomar, Jona, Jonah▲, Jonas, Jontae, Joran, Jordan, Jordao, Jorgan, Jori, Jorian, Jorim, Joris, Jose, Josef, Joseito, Josep, Joseph▼, Josephe, Josh▼, Joshua▼, Joshuah, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josua, Joszef, Jotham, Jovan, Jovi, Jovito, Judah▲, Julian▲, Jurian, Mosiah, Noah▲, Tobiah, Toviah, Tovyah, Ukiah, Uriah▲, Uziah, Uzziah and Zariah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josiah.See names in meaning and etymology.