Meaning and name origin
Josiah \j(o)-siah\ as a boy's 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.
Josiah is a somewhat popular first name for males (#913 out of 1220, Top 75%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#43354 out of 88799, Top 49%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Josiah for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Josiah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Josiah (#64) and Joziah (#835). (2014 statistics).