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Josiah

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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 23 0 23
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 29 0 29
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 1,534 11 1,523
1999 1,752 11 1,741
2000 2,039 12 2,027
2001 2,246 12 2,234
2002 2,581 15 2,566
2003 2,692 10 2,682
2004 2,809 17 2,792
2005 3,264 11 3,253
2006 3,664 21 3,643
2007 4,235 17 4,218
2008 4,780 18 4,762 #96 boy name
2009 5,022 20 5,002 #86 boy name
2010 5,210 10 5,200 #77 boy name
2011 5,272 17 5,255 #80 boy name
2012 5,520 18 5,502 #79 boy name
2013 6,301 15 6,286 #69 boy name
2014 6,424 10 6,414 #64 boy name
2015 6,620 15 6,605 #57 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Josiah baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 86,734 babies born with the name Josiah in the United States. That's more than enough Josiahs to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 26 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Josiah" was in 2015 with a total of 6,605 babies. (That's a lot of baby Josiahs)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Josiah" ranks #72 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 53 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 6,424 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Josiah popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Josiah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Josiah as well as things modernly associated with the name Josiah such as celebrities named Josiah.

Origin and Meaning of Josiah

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

Other Inspirations for the Name Josiah

Josiah Bartlett
Josiah Bell
Josiah Henson
Josiah Lanier
Josiah Duggar
Josiah Duggar Age
Josiah Duggar Instagram
Josiah For President
Josiah Henson Park

Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

S is for serious, not always joking.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

H is for hug, give one today!

Your name in reverse order is "Haisoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iosahj". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Josiah born Jun 10, 1993

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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