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Josiah 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 has 3 variant forms: Josia, Josias and Joziah.

For more information, see also the related name Moses.

Josiah is also pronounced similarly to Jesiah. Other suggested similar baby names are Josh, Joshuah, Josua and Mosiah.

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Popularity of Josiah

Josiah is a somewhat popular first name for males (#913 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#43354 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Josiah name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Josiah with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Josiah name in U.S.
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