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.
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Nice kid met him through my work thoughtful caring understanding and patience too, smart and artsy
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.
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.
- Nicknames for Josiah: | Edit
Jo, Josey, Joss, Ziah, Joe, Joey, Jojo
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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 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