Gender Masculine
Scripts יֹאשִׁיָהוּ(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. /d͡ʒoʊ.ˈsaɪ.ə/(English)  [key·simplify]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesJosias(Biblical French) Iosias(Biblical Greek) Yoshiyahu(Biblical Hebrew) Iosias(Biblical Latin) Josias(Biblical Portuguese) Josías(Biblical Spanish) Josias(Portuguese (Brazilian))


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Entry updated May 29, 2020