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Meaning and Name Origin

Josiah \j(o)-siah\ 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.


Variations

Josiah has 3 variants: Josia, Josias and Joziah.


Popularity

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 (#43354 out of 88799, Top 49%). (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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josiah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josiah outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Josiah and corresponding names. 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. Josiah (#64) is the most fashionable boy name in this list, with this name going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josiah, Joziah in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Josiah is alike in pronunciation to Jesiah. Other suggested similar baby names are Josh, Joshuah, Josua and Mosiah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josiah.

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