Josiah

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94k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Josiah

"Josiah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God will save". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Hebrew יאשׁיּהוּ from אשויה and יה "founded of Yahweh".

  1. (biblical) A king of Judah.
  2. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Josiah

Josiah Bartlet is a pre-series, for, new hampshire state board of education, ; professor, dartmouth college, president of the united states, governor of new hampshire, united states house of representatives, new hampshire's 1st congressional district, new hampshire house of .

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Josiah is a monarch. He holds the title King of Judah. He was most active from 641 to present.

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Josiah Willard Gibbs was a scientist in the fields of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Josiah was born on February 11th, 1839 in New Haven, Connecticut. He died on April 28th, 1903.

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Josiah Wedgwood was a potter and pottery. Josiah was born on July 12th, 1730 in Burslem. He died on January 3rd, 1795.

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Joey Alexander is a jazz musician. He plays Piano. He was most active from 2012 to present. Joey was given the name Josiah Alexander Sila on June 25th, 2003 in Bali, Indonesia.

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Josiah Bartlett was a 4. His career lasted from 1790 to 1794. Josiah was born on November 21st, 1729 in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He passed away on May 19th, 1795.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Josiah

Josiah is a monarch. He holds the title King of Judah. He was most active from 641 to present.

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How popular is the baby name Josiah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 26 0 26
1881 24 0 24
1882 24 0 24
1883 14 0 14
1884 22 0 22
1885 17 0 17
1886 21 0 21
1887 15 0 15
1888 16 0 16
1889 14 0 14
1890 11 0 11
1891 9 0 9
1892 15 0 15
1893 18 0 18
1894 13 0 13
1895 7 0 7
1896 12 0 12
1897 6 0 6
1898 9 0 9
1899 8 0 8
1900 7 0 7
1901 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1903 13 0 13
1904 8 0 8
1905 5 0 5
1906 9 0 9
1907 10 0 10
1908 8 0 8
1909 7 0 7
1910 9 0 9
1911 9 0 9
1912 36 0 36
1913 19 0 19
1914 33 0 33
1915 37 0 37
1916 44 0 44
1917 39 0 39
1918 35 0 35
1919 47 0 47
1920 29 0 29
1921 35 0 35
1922 32 0 32
1923 24 0 24
1924 25 0 25
1925 30 0 30
1926 24 0 24
1927 26 0 26
1928 36 0 36
1929 17 0 17
1930 24 0 24
1931 20 0 20
1932 22 0 22
1933 23 0 23
1934 19 0 19
1935 19 0 19
1936 17 0 17
1937 25 0 25
1938 15 0 15
1939 22 0 22
1940 21 0 21
1941 10 0 10
1942 12 0 12
1943 15 0 15
1944 17 0 17
1945 14 0 14
1946 15 0 15
1947 18 0 18
1948 22 0 22
1949 21 0 21
1950 20 0 20
1951 17 0 17
1952 24 0 24
1953 17 0 17
1954 24 0 24
1955 17 0 17
1956 20 0 20
1957 13 0 13
1958 21 0 21
1959 22 0 22
1960 11 0 11
1961 29 0 29
1962 18 0 18
1963 14 0 14
1964 10 0 10
1965 13 0 13
1966 17 0 17
1967 15 0 15
1968 19 0 19
1969 28 0 28
1970 29 0 29
1971 28 0 28
1972 43 0 43
1973 42 0 42
1974 64 0 64
1975 86 0 86
1976 123 0 123
1977 155 0 155
1978 158 0 158
1979 216 0 216
1980 255 0 255
1981 291 7 284
1982 368 0 368
1983 410 5 405
1984 479 9 470
1985 503 6 497
1986 489 0 489
1987 501 0 501
1988 544 0 544
1989 591 0 591
1990 677 0 677
1991 737 0 737
1992 788 5 783
1993 890 0 890
1994 927 10 917
1995 1,026 9 1,017
1996 1,251 9 1,242
1997 1,392 12 1,380
1998 1,535 11 1,524
1999 1,752 11 1,741
2000 2,040 12 2,028
2001 2,247 12 2,235
2002 2,582 15 2,567
2003 2,692 10 2,682
2004 2,810 17 2,793
2005 3,268 11 3,257
2006 3,664 21 3,643
2007 4,235 17 4,218
2008 4,785 18 4,767 #95 boy name
2009 5,025 20 5,005 #86 boy name
2010 5,214 10 5,204 #77 boy name
2011 5,274 17 5,257 #80 boy name
2012 5,527 18 5,509 #79 boy name
2013 6,309 15 6,294 #69 boy name
2014 6,451 10 6,441 #64 boy name
2015 6,652 15 6,637 #57 boy name
2016 6,941 13 6,928 #55 boy name

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Popularity of Josiah as a first name

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Popularity of Josiah as a last name

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Common last names for Josiah

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Thomas
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  • Miller
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  • Anderson
  • Powell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Josiah U.S.
  White 14.69% 64.26%
  African American 66.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Josiah

People with the last name Josiah are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Josiah

  • How Popular is the name Josiah? Josiah is the 665th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Josiah was the 55th most popular name. As a last name Josiah was the 43,969th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Josiah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 93,770 babies born with the first name Josiah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Josiah to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Josiah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 26 new born babies.
  • When was Josiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Josiah is Tuesday, August 16th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Josiah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Josiah was in 2016 with a total of 6,928 babies. That's a lot of babies named Josiah!
  • Random Josiah Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Josiah ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 55 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Josiah: Your name in reverse order is Haisoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahiosj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Josiah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 490 people with the last name Josiah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Josiah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Josiah as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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