Josiah

Josiah - A unique male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Josiah, meaning God supports, heals, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #867. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Josiah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Josiah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Josiah. The baby boy name Josiah was given to 5,435 baby boys in 2012, ranking #79 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 302 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Josiah peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2010 on position 77.



Famous with this name

Josiah Swanson
Josiah Lipscomb
Josiah Zavala


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Rating: 5/5 (9 people)


Josiah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Josiah is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #9 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #303.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Josiah is where you live.


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Josiah origin and meaning

Josiah is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means God supports, heals. To see famous people named Josiah, pop culture references for the name Josiah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Josiah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Josiah, sorted by popularity.

Joshua / Jack / Jose / Joe / Jesse / Jesus / Jay / Jake / Jessie / Jackie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201279
201180
201077
200986
200896
2007106
2006117
2005125
2004142
2003152
2002154
2001169
2000180
1999194
1998212
1997222
1996238
1995272
1994296
1993305
1992321
1991334
1990359
1989379
1988370
1987376
1986379
1985368
1984378
1983407
1982448
1981496
1980534
1979596
1978662
1977727
1976803
19751030
19741337
19731514
19721481
19701664
19691741
19581668
19491373
19321480
19301549
19281629
19241906
19231840
19211539
19201842
19191466
19171204
19161006
19151451
19131176
1912867

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico9
North Carolina45
Colorado55
Florida55
Hawaii56
Virginia60
South Carolina61
Arizona62
Texas62
California70
Washington70
Nevada70
Georgia72
Connecticut75
Indiana75
Mississippi77
Maryland80
New York80
Illinois81
Oklahoma82
Oregon85
New Jersey85
Kansas85
Alaska87
Pennsylvania88
Missouri88
Wisconsin88
Alabama88
Arkansas89
Massachusetts90
Ohio90
Tennessee92
Michigan93
Minnesota96
Idaho97
Kentucky98
Louisiana107
District of Columbia109
Rhode Island110
North Dakota112
Delaware118
West Virginia124
Maine129
Montana138
Iowa138
Nebraska140
South Dakota143
Wyoming146
New Hampshire161
Utah303

Even more about Josiah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Josiah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Josiah?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2010
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Josiah
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 302
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +5,435

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