The name is really nice and underused. I’m surprised it's not more popular. This isn’t in the slightest feminine.
ciara23  5/24/2021
Josiah is a perfectly MASCULINE NAME, NOT feminine. You want to name your girl this?
Crystal_Wolf  4/13/2021
I love boy names that end in 'iah'.
StormySundae  3/4/2021
Puritanical and goofy at the same time. Gotta love it.
noisynora  1/6/2021
It's weird to think my parents were gonna name me this but I'm glad I at least got this as a middle name.
Miguel Josiah M.  11/13/2020
My name good name.
josiah creech  8/28/2020
Sounds too girly for a boy. Josiah is better suited for a girl!
KarenB  5/30/2020
I disagree with the above comment. Josiah is much better suited for boys.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2020
I’m liking this name. It’s not sounding way too biblical although it does have a religious touch.
nylonpanda  3/1/2020
Familiar but under-used. I quite like this name. It is a biblical name but, not so overly in-your-face. I can see the "Joey" nickname as a child / "Jo" as a teenager. I like it better than Joseph just based on how over-used that name is in comparison. Josiah suits a grown man much better than Joshua, which always sounds like a little boy to me, too.
Hforthewin  3/1/2019
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Josiah who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 813th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
I'm not religious but I absolutely love this name. I just hope it doesn't get too popular...
― Anonymous User  4/29/2017
I really really got a nice name... wow... I'm proud of my name.
Josiah Tungnung  1/26/2017
Much like Isaiah, I often heard this name used by young Christian parents back when I went to church, and have grown to associate this name strongly with religious people. Given my wariness of Christians, that's not a good thing in my mind, and I'd probably feel nervous and uncomfortable the second I heard someone introduce himself as "Josiah." So, I don't have the best feelings regarding this name, which is a shame, because I don't actually think it sounds that bad.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
I love the name Josiah. It is beautiful and has always been my favorite name for a boy. It gets mixed up with Joshua a lot. I don't mind that so much though since Joshua is another beautiful name. It can have a "s" or "z" pronunciation. It is also somewhat unique yet traditional.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
Nice name. I like Joss as a nickname.
shadow1999  1/17/2014
I knew someone named Josiah. He went by Jojo as a boy, Siah as a teenager, and Josiah as a man.
Skygray15  10/2/2013
My great grandfather's name was Josiah. I've always thought it was kind of cool and unique. I was actually surprised that so many people had good things to say about this name. Maybe it will make a comeback!
GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
Josiah Boydell (1752-1817) was an English painter and engraver.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2011
Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) was the first delegate of the Continental Congress to vote for independence from Great Britain, the second to sign the Declaration of Independence, and the first to sign the Articles of Confederation.

On the television show "West Wing," the character Josiah "Jed" Bartlet was his fictional descendant.
humblebee  7/29/2011
I like this name. Both for a girl, and a boy.

Not long ago, I had a dream that I was in a square confused and lost. I came across this sailor looking guy, and I asked him where I was. He said, "Your name is not Sasha. It's Josia." And I'm all, "What?". But yes, it's very weird. That's how I found this name, I was curious to see if it existed.
NiftySasha  5/19/2011
I love this name for the Biblical character and also the sound of it. I named my son this, thinking it was a very unique name, but later found out it is becoming quite popular. My husband and I pronounce it with a "z" sound, but both his grandfathers pronounce it with the (correct?) "s" sound.
― Anonymous User  8/3/2009
I love having this name because not a lot of other guys have it. It makes me feel unique.
Josiah T.  12/3/2008
It ACTUALLY (if you look in a concordance which is more reliable than a website) means Jehovah/Yaweh heals or supports.
abbasdaughter  9/26/2008
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95) founded the famous English pottery firm.
His great-great gransdon and exact namesake was an English politician.
Jonquil  9/1/2008
Also the name of really popular contestant on American Idol, Josiah Leming - who didn't make it into the top 24 but is now currently working on an upcoming album.
Tickledpink  5/3/2008
Pronounced "jo-sya" or "yo-sya".
Maggie_Simpson  12/23/2007
Renny Jacobson's given name is Josiah. Renny is a character in Robert Whitlow's book The List.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2007
Oh my god I absolutely adore this name! I always loved it and first came across the name when I was reading a Nancy Drew book. One of the character's names was Josiah Crowley.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2007
Josiah Royce - the namesake of the famous and iconic Royce Hall at UCLA. He was a famous philosopher and taught at UC Berkley and Harvard.
bruinkristin  9/30/2007
I love this name, I love that it's an awesome name, but you hardly ever hear of anyone having this name. I love it!
applemilk  8/29/2007
The first name of President Bartlet on West Wing was Josiah but everyone called him Jed.
AYN353  9/15/2006
This is an awesome name for a boy. I also know of a boy named Jessiah.
― Anonymous User  8/30/2006
Josiah sounds strong-sounding, attractive and classy. I think it's a very nice name for a boy.
Milene  6/5/2006
Benjamin Franklin's father's name was Josiah.
TimBode  1/20/2006
Fort Snelling in Minnesota is named after the American colonel Josiah Snelling (1782-1829).
TimBode  1/20/2006
My all-time favorite male name. It's strong and masculine, a bit mysterious, very classic but not old-sounding.
tmarie  6/18/2005

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