What 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.
How 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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.