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.
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)
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)