Josiah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Josiah

Josiah

Pronunciation: joh-ZIY-ə, joh-SIY-ə (key)

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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Josey, Josias, Joziah

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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.

Nicknames for Josiah: | Edit

Jo, Josey, Joss, Ziah ,Joey

Meanings and history of the name Josiah: | Edit

Meaning: healed by Jehovah, or Jehovah will support

Famous real-life people named Josiah: | Edit

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 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

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