Josiah - boys name

Josiah name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Josiah name meaning:

The name Josiah is of Hebrew origin and carries a rich historical and biblical significance. It is a masculine name that means "Yahweh supports" or "Yahweh heals." The name is derived from the combination of two Hebrew words: "Yah," a shortened form of the divine name Yahweh, and "yasha," meaning "to save" or "to heal." Therefore, Josiah can be interpreted as "Yahweh saves" or "Yahweh heals."

In the Bible, Josiah was a notable king of Judah who reigned from 640 to 609 BC. He is often remembered for his efforts to reform and restore true worship of Yahweh in a time of spiritual decline. Josiah's devotion to God and his commitment to righteousness have made the name Josiah a symbol of strength, piety, and leadership.

Parents who choose the name Josiah for their son may be drawn to its biblical roots and the qualities associated with the historical figure. The name Josiah carries a sense of divine support and healing, suggesting a child who may grow up to be strong, faithful, and a source of guidance for others.

Origin: Hebrew

Fire of the Lord.


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Overall UK ranking: 234 out of 4789

214 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Josiah

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