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pinWhat 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.


Josiah has 3 variants: Josia, Josias and Joziah.

Kreatif forms: Jasiah, Jusiah. [more]

pinHow 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)

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 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

The only other prominent varying form of Josiah (#64 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 1000 is Joziah (#835 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Josiah is well-received today (median #449). Josiah has been the most well-known version.

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.

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Josiah is alike in pronunciation to Jesiah, Josue and Jozua. Other suggested similar baby 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.