Usage American (Modern)
Pronounced Pron. Ja (short a sound) Shi (long i sound) ya (short a sound)
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Contributor Contrib.Mrs. Campbell on 7/6/2006
Originated in Augsburg Germany 1983 was given to a baby boy born to two American soldiers stationed in Augsburg Germany FRG.Derived from the biblical name Josiah. How ever the meaning of the name is different. "JaShiya means: God's Shoulder and Strength."