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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.

Baby names that sound like Josiah are Jesiah, Isiah, Josua, Joshuah and Josh.

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Popularity of Josiah

Josiah is a somewhat popular first name for men (#913 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#43354 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Josiah
Popularity of Josiah