What does Josiah mean?
Josiah /josi-ah/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Josiah for boys. Josiah reached its apex rank of #64 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent varying form of Josiah (#64 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 is Joziah (#835 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names is at its most widespread today (usage of 0.5505%). Josiah (#64) is the most fashionable boy name in this list, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Josiah and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)