Given Name JOSIAH

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: jo-SIE-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". 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 the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iosias (Biblical Greek), Yoshiyahu (Biblical Hebrew), Iosias (Biblical Latin)

Categories

biblical, Charles Dickens characters, Duggar family, kings
Entry updated December 8, 2017