JOSIAH
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: jo-SIE-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "YAHWEH supports" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Iosias (Biblical Greek), Yoshiyahu (Biblical Hebrew), Iosias (Biblical Latin)
Popularity
United States  ranked #79 
England/Wales  ranked #288