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  • Records indicate that 65,017 boys in the United States have been named Josiah since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 5,437 people in the U.S. were given the name Josiah. Those people are now 8 years old.

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  • "This is my 9-year-old son's name! We call him Si for short and most everyone we know seems to like his name. Many recognize it as a Bible name and we first heard it from a pastor. I liked the sound of it right away. I was pregnant with my oldest son when I heard the name but we had already chosen Jedidiah for him so after talking to my husband about how much I liked the name he said if we had a second son we could name him Josiah. I was glad we had a second son because the name is so nice and so is the meaning!" Jan. 18, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im from the uk and my name is Josiah Joseph Wright. i absolutely love the name. I love how different and unique it is, through school alot of teachers and other kids had trouble pronouncing it but i didn't really mind because it brought laughs to everyone when the teachers tried to say it and came out with hilarious ways of saying my name. Since i was young i have always been known as Josi (Joh-see)if you understand how its said, its pronounced with a lower case o sound instead of oe for joe etc. i think its a great name and if your thinking of naming your child this i recommend highly." Jul. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiah. I love my name and how unique it is, even if people have a hard time pronouncing it. It stands out for sure. For my nickname, my parents picked Josh." Dec. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I have a boy I will name him Josiah (: love the meaning ." Jul. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a special name. He was agreat man of god in the Bible" Jun. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have a 3 month old son named josiah and everyone comments on how great his name is,he was born with scoliosis and we are praying for him everyday,and i just know that god is going to heal him!after he was born i looked up the meaning of the name again and found the meaning God has healed!So i just know this is the right name for my son!" Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Josiah is a absolute prophetic name, any parent with Josiah knows this by just one look at their son even when they are sleeping their spirit is in motion being all that God made them to be. I pray into my Josiah all the time. He typifys his name - a true blessing" Nov. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister gave ne this name. I am think about naming my son this when he comes. I think its a cute name yet very old. Not too manyhave this name." Nov. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our gregarious son, Josiah, is 19. We usually just call him Josiah, but often we use Siah and once in a while, Si. Pronounced with an s sound. Josiah was the king that brought his people back to God. II Chronicles 34:29-33 (also II Kings 23). This has been our prayer for him since birth and and we already see this in his life. He has a passion for God and is gifted in teaching and spiritual encouragement." Oct. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "My son is Josiah, he will be 18 in a few days. I hear people pronounce it both ways with an S or Z sound, either is okay. We don't run into many Josiah's and when we do they tend to be younger than my son, with rare occasion with find someone his age or older. I loved the name when I picked it and still do. We have had a few people call him Hoziah or Joshua which he finds annoying. We pronounce it with an S, but I get the whole Z thing. People tend to find his name unique just like him!" Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brother name is josiah.people say it wrong all the time." Jun. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name i wanna name mah unborn child "josiah". which means fire of God. and plus its my favorite bible story." May. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 yr old son's name is Josiah. I chose the name for its meaning "Jehovah heals" because I did not know if I would be able to have children. When my son was born, he had medical problems from which God healed him completely. Now his name is a testimony to God's healing power, since the doctors were not even sure he would live. I am so glad God gave me this name for my son." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Josiah will be born in 3 weeks time and I name him so because it is time for Spiritual reform, we need men after God's heart, God is about to save us again" Mar. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Josiah. I have full intentions on naming my son Josiah, that is if I have a boy this time. So far 3 girls. : ) I do not plan to call my son Joe or JoJo. I actually do not like that at all. I like Siah or Si for short. I will pronounce it as is should be "JO-Si-ah" there is no z in the name. Any other suggestions on nicknames besides Jo???" Mar. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 6 months old and we called him Josiah Nicholas. I am thinking of changing his name to Samuel though ( I know it is wierd to change a 6 mth old name) However I am very very worried that it will stigmatise him becasue it sounds too Christian. Although I am a Christian myself I don't want to make life hard for him. I don't like Joe as a name at all (no offence) and that wasn't the intention in naming him Josiah. We call him Jojo or Jobey for short." Jan. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 10 month old that my husband and I decided to name Josiah. We were going to go with Caleb at first, but we wanted something more unique, but not strange and felt that Josiah would be a unique and strong name. I love the name. It suits him perfectly and everone that I have met think it is a great name and love that it isn't as common as other names." Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3year old son is called Josiah, my husband always wanted that name, but I liked Noah aswell. It was when I was in theatre after having an c/s that my husband said "shall we call him Josiah?" and I said "yes!" I have no regrets we both really love the name and the meaning of it. The name really suits him, my little girl called him Siah when she was little and it has stuck. What does bug me is when the same people keep pronouncing his name as "Joe-siah"!" Sep. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 29weeks pregnant and expecting my 1st son (I have a little girl who's 3 named Juliana). I have picked to name my son Josiah because of the resemblance of my husbands fatehrs name, jose. Plus it goes very well with my daughters name. Juliana and Josiah" Aug. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan on naming my first boy Josiah...I love God and my favorite sport ever is soccer. For that reason, I plan on naming him Josiah (of 2nd Kings as described in many comments below) but I will call him Jozy for short (that is the name of a very promising American 19 year old soccer player)." Aug. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a little boy who I named josiah. I was going to go with Jesiah because I thought Jessi for short would be nice but I seen in 2 kings in the bible the last faithful king was named josiah. I LOVED it! Plus the meaning meant Jehovah saves which meant even more to me!so I decided to call him JOJO for short. His whole name is Daniel josiah. I named his first name after his dad but since Daniel is also a biblical name and it means Jehovah will save I thought it went well together but he still goes my josiah! Such a beautiful and strong name! I love my jojo." Jul. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Josiah based on 2 Kings 23:25. My wife got pregnant just after we had taken an Old Testament class and it was pretty much the only name we could agree on! I had never heard of another person with the name. After he was born, I started hearing it a lot. In fact, we just moved and the kid two-doors down from us is named Josiah too! I liked the meaning, "the Lord heals," but there seems to be about 10 meanings depending where you look!" Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I named my now 8 yr old Josiah, I had never met a child with that name. Now I am hearing it more and more. I still love his name and it fits him perfectly. Siah or Jojo is is nickname." May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is joshiah. It rarely shows up on a spell check when typing a document. Its a sweet name." May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiaha with the nick name of Joe or Joey and im 22 years old. I have a rare variant of it with an a at the end. I'm very proud of it due to it being very unique. From what my mom tells me my Grandpa named me after my great, great uncle. I used to get it pronounced wrong all the time growing up with Joshua, Joziah, and Joseph. As of today i currently have not meet anyone with the name Josiah or with how my name is spelled." May. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother is Josiah. When he was born (1992) there were very few around, but now our family knows four or five in our personal circles alone! He occasionally gets the "z" pronunciation, and sometimes Joshua. The weirdest one we've heard was Jemiah. 0.o" Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting our first son, we have two girls now. And God gave me the name Josiah we love it. i get alot of people not familiar with the name but we still love it!" Mar. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Josiah he was named after my great grandad i also wanted a un common name which this is also. I could never of imagined not calling him this and it is a well suited name for him. I have never yet come across another person with this name apart from my late grandad we always get the problem of people never pronouncing the name correctly he has been called joshua, joziah which really annoys me at times at it shows people don't take the time to pay any attention to it. Alot of his dads family call him siah for short i'm so glad i named him Josiah its such a beautiful name" Mar. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nephew is named josiah and i think it is a beautiful name espcially as he is a stunning little boy...We call him Jiji for short Lol bt we have yet to experience the troubles with mis spelling as he is still so young...but I think it is a lovely name and if my brother hadn't got there first it would have been my son's name.:)" Nov. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, Josiah, is 13, and the mistakes are usually Joshua or Joziah. I'd never heard the name until I was pregnant and my husband said he'd always wanted to name a son "Josiah." It didn't sit right, so we went with "Ryne" instead. Two years later I was pregnant again, and he brought it up again. I realized how important it was to him, so I got up about midnight, and went and started writing the name with our last name -- I loved it! So our 2nd son is Josiah. In the last 13 years I've met a bunch of Josiah's, all in church circles." Oct. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiah and I just have to say, I have yet to meet another Josiah outside of the internet. I truly is a unique name and although it will never be pronounced perfectly all the time, I love it." Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am currently pregnant with my first child I'm not sure the sex yet but I'm pretty sure it's a boy Josiah was the first name i chose and i love it. I wasnt sure at first what it meant or if it was even a name i was just going over versions of the name Joey,(my brother who passed away recently) and i got Josiah. As soon as the name came out of my mouth I felt it was right." Aug. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave birth to a boy 10 years ago that I could not raise myself. I had to put him up for adoption. At the end of my pregnancy I was frantically working with a Christian Adoption Agency to find the right parents for my child. I had a dream of what he would look like when he was born and on his birth card (in my dream) it read Josiah. Wow, I thought when I woke up, what a beautiful name. When he was finally born, I never saw him. I only gave him the name Josiah. He was immediatley rushed out of the room and me to my own room. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Even harder was knowing that he didn't yet have a family to go to. The Christian Agency had their version of "foster families" until the children are placed. These families are gifts from god. Not the horror story foster families that you hear so much about. When it was time for my son to leave the hospital, the foster family came to get him. When they picked him up, they didnt ask for a name because so often they are not named until the family is chosen. I was adimate that his name be kept, even though I knew I really didn't have that right. When the family picked him up, my adoption worker said "she named him Josiah and we are calling him that for now. The woman started to cry. She had just miscarried a baby boy a few months earlier and his name...JOSIAH. The family prayed about it and were told by God that this was their baby. They kept my birthson and his name...JOSIAH! Our God is an Awesome God! He had it planned all along." Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I have just named our newborn son Josiah. Like many people who have written here, we choose the name after reading the account of King Josiah in the bible. His whole name is Josiah David Grace. A lot to live up to but we know that God will impact his life and all those he meets." May. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Josiah. If I had a lifetime to count the times my name was mispronounced, it still would not be enough. I've been called "Joziah," "Hoziah," "Joshua," "Josh," and the list still goes on. But I do enjoy the fact that my name is rare to come by. It's unique, it makes me feel original, and I've only met one person in my life with the same name. (Who happened to be my cousin whom my aunt adopted from Africa)" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiah. I've found that those who pronounce the "s" sound as a "z" sound are completely incapable of changing and will continue to pronounce the name incorrectly even when the discrepancy is pointed out. I've learned to deal with it. I can also relate to people wanting to name their children Josiah. It's flattering and makes me appreciate my name more than I already did. Also, I don't know of any of my peers ever saying "Josiah who?"" Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my son Josiah. my family and friends love it, its different and has a wonderful meaning behind it," Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Josiah and I too have the same problem with folks pronouncing the "S" like a "z", this doesn't bother me too much. But what annoys me slightly is when they call him joshua, because this tells me they didn't even take the time to really look at his name. Of particular concern, is when this is done by hospital staff, because you would think they would be paying attention to detail." Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Can not decide on Jack or Josiah. My name is John and there will be no JR." Jan. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it whether you say "Josiah" OR "Joziah"...what a beautiful kind-sounding-but-still-masculine-name!" Dec. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named my son josiah and honestly I can't think of another name i love as much as his." Dec. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Josiah and people who don't actually READ the name call him Joshua. And then you get the people who pronounce the "S" like a "Z" that gets annoying. I've even had someone call him Joseph! I taught my son to make sure to correct people when they say his name wrong." Nov. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Josiah, because it was a name that I have had not heard much and it had a wonderful meaning behind it. Now everywhere I turn everyone wants to name their boy's Josiah. I have had three people that I know basically steal the name for their children. But no one can seem to pronounce the name the correct way. How difficult could it be to say Josiah. I have heard everything from Isaiah to Hosiah! It crazy. I am glad that I named my son Josiah, it is a beautiful name indeed!" Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the coolest friend named Josiah! Cause he really was the COOLEST person at regionals!! He made people feel good, when they were down. =D I also have a cool little brother named Josiah!...JOSIAH IS A GREAT NAME!" Jul. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4th month old son was named Josiah because #1, I wanted a name that started with J like my first 2 children and #2 because I wanted a biblical name. Once I read the story of Josiah in the bible (2nd Kings) I knew this was the name for me precious son! I absolutely loove his name!" Jun. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Definitely in the runnings for my babies name if its a boy. My first son is Steven." Jun. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. It's what I would like to name my son one day" Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i really like my name its very unek and fun, yes people do pernounce it like josh, any ways it a very cool name.. and he was king at 8 years old in the bible KING JOSIAH" Mar. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sons name. Every one that hears his name comments about how pretty it is. He is 15 months old." Mar. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We wanted to name our son "Kauaokahaku" which means "servant of the Lord" in Hawaiian. Unfortunately, the word "Kaua" means servant and in Hawai'i, that is a very negative connotation. So, we ended up with "Ko'omana'o'i'o" which means "Pillar of Faith." Anyway, the name "Josiah" was already chosen...based on King Josiah from the bible...and we loved the name. It wasn't until he was about a month old that I realized I had never looked up the meaning for Josiah and the first one I saw said, "servant of the Lord." It confirmed to me that Josiah was the name he was supposed to have. The other meaning I've seen is "Jesus helps" which is another beautiful way to say it." Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't know any Josiah's myself, but this year's "New Year's Baby" in my town (baby born closest to 12am on New Year's) goes to my church and is named that. I was just searching the name on Google because I heard a lady speaking at a conference once about how she feels that God is raising up Josiah's in the world and that it's a very special name. So it was really cool to read that one comment about how that mom and dad both thought of the name Josiah, seperately! Yay for all the Josiah's out there!" Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 9 months old. When I was pregnant i was thinking of naming him Josiah because I saw the name online and I liked it. My husband called me at work one day and said lets name our son Josiah. I asked him where he heard the name (it sounded old and rare). He told me he never heard the name before.. it just popped in his head and he really liked the name. Of course we thought this was a sign... we were both thinking of the same name which I read only once and he never heard before. Most people pronounce it Justsiah.... I mean really do you see the letter T anywhere in the spelling. To make a long story short we love the name." Jan. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just found out tonite we are expecting our 3rd baby we have been praying for! Josiah has been ringing in our hearts for 2 months now. Love the name; in 2 Kings 22 it tells us that "he did what was right in the eyes of God, not turning aside." The name means to protect & uphold. Excited we are!" Nov. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Love it" My son often goes by "Siah". He's 21 I think he likes it. You know boys they never say much about their names." Nov. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Always spelled wrong, always pronounced wrong (in North America, anyways). Still, very unique. I've enjoyed it quite a bit." Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have been called everything from Joshua to Joziah to having my first name thought to be Joe and my last name Siah. However I must say I love my name. I have had people repeat my name that I've just met because they simply like the way it sounds." Aug. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Josiah and I just love the name, His nickname is Siah.." Jun. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many people miss pronounce my name , Josh, Joshua, even some sounding spanish" Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our boy Josiah. He will need some surgeries to correct a few things and Josiah can mean "healed by God." or "fire of God." awesome!" Apr. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "great name, i love it, i get compliments all the time, although it becomes a problem when ordering food as it is constantly mispronounced as Joshua, Joe-sheea, Yosiah, Joshia, etc. but that is a small price to pay..." Apr. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my soon Josiah because he was a great king and it is a strong name to have. A name I hope he can live up to." Mar. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, I know someone named Alexander Josiah but he goes by Josiah." Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! It's a beautiful name and my son now that he his showing personality, he is definetly a Josiah! He thinks he's king of something." Feb. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Brother is named Josiah and sooo many people spell it wrong. I agree it certainly is a powerful name. My dad chose it for him. I love the biblical meaning - fire of the Lord!" Feb. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely loveth the nameth It liketh rockeths!" Feb. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! My son is named Josiah and I have been asked if it was a nickname for Joshua! Despite the confusion, I still think this name is strong and beautiful." Feb. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it. My sister is going to name her son Josiah." Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "most people don't have a clue on how to spell it or even how to pronounce it. I keep on having to say, it's like isiah but this seems to confuse people even more.It does get frustrating sometimes.It doesn't seem to be common here in Australia. I personally have not come across anyone called Josiah before.People definitely pronounc it wrong all the time. I am yet to come across anyone who gets it right the first time. liz Australia" Dec. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiah, and I'm a PIMP so it must be a great name." Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Absolutely love the name. Not common in the UK, chose it for my son. It shortens nicely to Jos. Be prepared for everyone calling him Joshua or Josh. Scarily, a couple of friends have also just named their son Josiah." Sep. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "People usually say it as Joshuah, but other really love the name. I like the name a lot, although I sometimes forget that I have such a unique name" Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I hate the name Josiah. Since it has religious origins, there are many people who correlate this with lower intelligence. Moreover, nobody can ever pronounce my name right as it usually takes them 2-3 tries. And then we have the dreaded Doctors office, they never get my name right and usually end up pronouncing it like a Mexican name by using a soft J. Do your kid a favor and do not name him something so complicated it's going to bring undue hardship into his life." Apr. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

      32 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Josiah, in my experience it is difficult as no one hears your name correctly the first time. Or the second time. Which can be a great frustration that your kid will have forever. 2nd, the religious associations aren't fair to your child. I was raised Christian and it did't stick, so now I have the utmost uncomfortable situation of having to deal with being associated with the bible or god. It is a unique name. I have met 2 others. It is a hard name. It is a pretty name. Non-English speakers cannot understand this name. English speakers barely understand this name. Please don't discount the cumulative weight on a child that having a strange/difficult/unpronounceable name can create." Jan. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my first name. I really like it but no one could remember it in the business world, so I quit using it and went with my middle name" Jun. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I also believe that the real meaning of josiah coz that my name and it works out as stated and posted by many" Jul. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named Josiah. I was born in 1981. It was different growing up and I even to get called "Josh" to this day. However, I would not change my name for anything in the world. It defines me and my name sticks out. It is a part of me and I love it." Nov. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Josiah is 6yrs now, a precious unique spirit.He is sooooo sensitive to the things of God,... it's always in his eyes. he changes instantly whenever we are talking about spiritual things and he is also an enquirer, he questions to know the things of God. he has wisdom beyond his age, a true gift. Thank you God for His life. His full name is Josiah Enoch Adlai... check the meanings..." Aug. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is way better than a brick & mortar etsbalsimhent." Jul. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiah and i was born to be josiah.I've grown to love the name and it nuique for unique people.I always stand out unique in the mist of people,i've experience that right from school to my work place.I've had people calling or mis spelling my name but am not worried." Mar. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I feel convicted to name my unborn child Josiah after admiring his character in the Bible. In times like this we need children who are brave enough to go against the grain and make God's Word their ultimate guide. My family don't like the name and don't appreciate our reasons for choosing it and this is discouraging but in a way it may be an indication that this child may not always be popular because of his strength in standing for right in an upside down world" Dec. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiah. It's becoming more popular. But people are prone to calling people named Josiah either Joseph or Joshua, especially when reading the name off a document. They see the prefix JOS and then the A and/or H and mentally go with the name they're most familiar with. It is rare that anyone actually pronounces the name correctly. So I mostly go by Joe." Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Josiah is 2 and a half and I too think the name fits him perfectly.....he is very intelligent...very happy...energetic....soooo caring sweet and compassionate....thank God for this angel....he's no trouble at all... even tempered...the whole z thing irritates me also. We call him Siah,JJ,or just J." Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Josiah, he's 10 days old. We believe God assigned the name for him & it's very fitting in its meaning. We have already had plenty people say & spell it differently to what we are calling him but we anticipated that. We pronounce it JHowSAYa; He's been called Joe-siah & Joshua. But his sister & I also get our names said & spelt wrong frequently & it doesn't cause us to love our names any less. It's nice to be unique." Sep. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a mum of a little JOSIAH.Wen i was pregnant 4 him that name stuck n my mind wen i hardly even knew the bible! It is truly unique and so is my Josiah a brillian unique boy! He knows the word of God and confess that Jesus is Lord of is life to many already at the age of 3. It's him that brought me so much closer to God. He is always jovial and super friendly! I know God has gr8 plans for him. It's a powerful prophetic name and I simply love my little JoJo." Jul. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name is Josiah, and we pronounce the S with a Z sound. We don't get upset if it is pronounced with the S sound, we only say it with a Z because of names like Isaiah in the bible. I think that is why the people who pronounce it with a Z sound do so, not because they are not paying attention, but because when they see Isaiah and Josiah, they really feel like the Z sound is the right way. I think it sounds beautiful both ways. Just something to think about." Jul. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name, its a very beautiful name. Before I had conceived, I read the story for my devotion and was inspired by the name and thereon started searching for the meaning.I decide that if I ever had a son I would name him Josiah. I conceived in my seventh year of marriage,about two years after I've read the story.God is really my healer as the the specialists could not determine why i couldnot get pregnant after doing different tests.My Josiah is now 4yrs. a very energetic and brilliant boy and a sure leader.A lady once asked his name she was told, her reply was "why did you give the baby such an old name?", I replied "Do you know the mean"? She shut up.Persons sometimes pronounce his name as Joziah or Josh but it doesnot bother me, he usually correct them and most of all he can spell his name.His dad and I call him "J" or sometimes I call him Siah." Jul. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 5 year old name jesiah, often times he gets called jeziah or jeseeah. I call him siah for short because people mispronouce his name so much. I love the name I took the o out and added a e to make his name a little bit different but I got the name from ther bible andI lve him very much.." May. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Josiah, and it is probably the coolest name I could have wished for. I was fortunate enough to have a rare name and when people find out it's my name they are interested, and it's how i've met most of my friends." Mar. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 3yr old son who's name is Josiah and I love him very much. His name suits him very well he is a king as well as a leader not a follower and he is very blessed. I have met a lot of people who just can't seem to pronounce his name correctly but I love to correct those who do not know the meaning of his name because it gives an insight to those who have never read the bible or heard of the story about King Josiah." Mar. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my wife and i were struggling to get a name for our precious son whom we had been looking forward to for about five years,God heard our cries,and we found it very appropiate to name him Josiah "son of the King"and indeed he is the son of the most high King what a blessing he is to our lives." Dec. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are planning on naming our son Josiah. For those who have children with that name or who have the name, do you pronounce it JO-siah or JU-siah. I pronounce it the 1st way, but I hear a lot of people pronounce it with the short u sound?" Nov. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was truly amazed when I found out I was pregnant even more so when my doctors allowed me to carry out the pregnancy, as I have had severe heart problems since my childhood. All throughout my pregnancy I searched for a unique and strong name for my baby boy as he was my miracle baby. After learning about the name Josiah and its origin there was no doubt my baby's name would be Josiah. We love his name and it suits him well. My extended family had never heard of the name and always question its origin. But im positive my son will take pride in and embrace such a wonderful name." Mar. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby's name is Josiah, (Naturally) I think it is the best name around, and I have no regrets about calling him this. I've also had people call him Joshua, which was something I never considered as being similar before he was born. I think 'Josiah' sounds much nicer than 'Joshua' (no offence intended!)" Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Josiah, and it happens to be my sons name. I was inspired by the word of God. King Josiah 2Kings 2:22. And yes some people pronouce it Joziah instead of Josiah. Josiah was truley after Gods heart, and I pray everyday that my son Josiah will to be after Gods heart, as he grow up to be a mighty man of God" Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Josiah and I too have the same problem with folks pronouncing the "S" like a "z", this doesn't bother me too much. But what annoys me slightly is when they call him joshua, because this tells me they didn't even take the time to really look at his name. Of particular concern, is when this is done by hospital staff, because you would think they would be paying attention to detail." Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I really get called Joshua one more Joziah is another pronunciation that drives me crazy. Oh well...other than that, it is a great, great name! I love it!" Nov. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Your baby will be dealing with that for the rest of his days, lol. I swear, if someone calls me "Joziah" or "Joshua", I'm gonna go bonkers." Oct. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is Josiah because we lead a camp for kids who have been abused and neglected and get to share the love of Jesus with them. One of our favorite Biblical stories to share is about the life of King Josiah because his father and twelve generations of grandfathers did evil in the sight of God. But when Josiah became King at the age of eight he chose to look back to his great grandfather 12 times removed, King David, and emulate his life after him. We encourage our campers that they can do the same. Maybe their father's do evil in the sight of God, but they too can look back till they come across a man of God worthy of emulating. Josiah also means Yaweh heals and God worked a miracle with my son Josiah as He healed me by allowing Josiah to come down out of my tube after being stuck and being termed an ectopic pregnancy." Sep. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg i have a friend named josaiah & HE IS SO AMAZING OF COURSE HOT TOO HE GIVES THE BEST ADVICE & I LOVE HIS PERSONALITY" Jul. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Josiah. He is three months old, and when I was younger, I read in the Bible about the story of Josiah. His life really touched me, that I said that if one day I have a little boy, I would name him Josiah. Everyone loves the name and its meaning." Jun. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I found out I was having a boy, I went online to search for names. I didn't want anything common, but didn't want anything too weird either. Josiah stood out to me, and I fell in love with it. My son was born at 35wks and was only 4lbs, but he was healthy as any full term baby. Josiah is his name. I love his name." Feb. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My niece's surviving twin just born 2/3/07 was named Josiah. He weighed 2lbs. but I have no doubt that God will strengthen him and he will be just fine." Feb. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Also have to say it's a great name! Because it too is mine. In fact I am the 5th Josiah in a row in my family. Every first born child has been a male and has been named Josiah. However I have had two girls... I'm sure there is an ancestor or two rolling in their graves somewhere." Jan. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Joey could be short for Josiah dont you think? I dont like the name Joseph but i love Josiah and I like Joey so could that work????" Nov. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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