Josiah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Josiah:
Derived from the Hebrew yōshīyāh (the Lord supports, the Lord saves, the Lord heals). Var: Josyah, Joziah.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Sigh, Siah, Jo, Josey, Joss, Ziah, Joe, Joey, Jojo, Jessica, Josie
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Meaning: healed by Jehovah, or Jehovah will support
- Famous real-life people named Josiah
Josiah, the young King of Judah, (2KINGS 23:25). He "did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in all the way of David his father."
Josiah Henson: Author, abolitionist, and minister. Escaped slavery to Ontario, Canada, where he founded a settlement for other fugitive slaves.
Josiah Wedgewood, English potter
Josiah Bartlett, American physician, statesman, and signer of the Declaration of Independence
Josiah Brooks, Australian animator and internet personality known as "Jazza"
Josiah Willard Gibbs, American engineer, physicist, and chemist who discovered the basic principles of physical chemistry
Josiah Leming, American musician
Josiah Woodson, Jazz musician
Josiah Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eighth child. They have nineteen children.
- Josiah in song, story & screen
Josiah Edward "Jed" Bartlett, president of the United States on the TV series "The West Wing", played by Martin Sheen.
Josiah "Doc" Scurlock, character in the films "Young Guns" and "Young Guns II"
Josiah Bounderby, character in the novel "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens