Josiah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Josiah:
Derived from the Hebrew yōshīyāh (the Lord supports, the Lord saves, the Lord heals). Var: Josyah, Joziah.
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King Josiah was the youngest king in the Bible.
He became King at 8 years old.
His older brothers we not fit to be king. His father chose him to proceed him instead.
King Josiah did not sit on his thrown, he went out in battle and fought along side of his people.
He died at a very young age, about 26 years old.
Remember to respect your elders, kids.
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Nice kid met him through my work thoughtful caring understanding and patience too, smart and artsy
My crush’s name is also Josiah. He sometimes goes by Sigh. He is super kind and helpful. He is quiet and keeps to himself most of the time until he gets to know you. He plays chess, is smart, but doesn’t do sports. However, he is the best artist I know! He is the first and only Josiah I have ever met.
My ex-boyfriend's name was Josiah. My new crushes name is also Josiah. I don't usually see the name Josiah, but apparently its very common. (Dude, my crushes name is also Josiah . . . welp , Please save me. )
I know someone who's 3 year old son is named Josiah.She said her Jewish friends really liked the name because it's Hebrew.He's named after a family friend.
Once upon a time there was a pretty pink glittery princess by the name of Josiah . Now let's go back what happened previously, in the solemn state of Colorado there lived a young kid, to be specific he was a hunter he hunted albino's in the hope of one day becoming rich. The myth went that if a child or elder were to hunt down an albino; Amazing things would happen. Years and years passed of just hunting - constantly. Every day after he went to school with his awesome friend Sasha he returned quickly doing his homework and then he proceeded to eat Spaghetti - the magical cure to everything and he teleported to China; which was the holy lands of Josiah. He did this everyday until finally, one day in January 2017 he did it he found an albino and he shot it. Slowly he felt his body erupt as sparkles emerged from his beautiful pink dress. He felt pain as his wings grew out, finally he had achieved his dreams! He rushed back to his modest suburban home feeling like he was on top of the world - he had done it. The next day he excitedly told all his friends, including Sasha. The end. (Also, just face it - gummy bears are the best)
- Nicknames for Josiah: | Edit
Sigh, Siah, Jo, Josey, Joss, Ziah, Joe, Joey, Jojo, Jessica, Josie
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Meaning: healed by Jehovah, or Jehovah will support
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Josiah, the young King of Judah, (2KINGS 23:25). He "did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in all the way of David his father."
Josiah Henson: Author, abolitionist, and minister. Escaped slavery to Ontario, Canada, where he founded a settlement for other fugitive slaves.
Josiah Wedgewood, English potter
Josiah Bartlett, American physician, statesman, and signer of the Declaration of Independence
Josiah Brooks, Australian animator and internet personality known as "Jazza"
Josiah Willard Gibbs, American engineer, physicist, and chemist who discovered the basic principles of physical chemistry
Josiah Leming, American musician
Josiah Woodson, Jazz musician
Josiah Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eighth child. They have nineteen children.
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Josiah Edward "Jed" Bartlett, president of the United States on the TV series "The West Wing", played by Martin Sheen.
Josiah "Doc" Scurlock, character in the films "Young Guns" and "Young Guns II"
Josiah Bounderby, character in the novel "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens