masculine Josiah

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Name Root:
Yôšiyyāhû / Yoshiyyáhu > Iōsíās
This name derives from the Hebrew “Yôšiyyāhû > Yoshiyyáhu” (Greek: Io̱sías “Ιωσίας”; Latin: Josias), meaning “Yahweh supports, supported of Yah.” Josiah was a king of Judah (641–609 BC), according to the Hebrew Bible, who instituted significant reforms. Most historians credit Josiah with having established or compiled important Hebrew Scriptures during the Deuteronomic reform that occurred during his rule. He is also one of the kings mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. According to the United States Social Security card applications in 2013, the name Josiah ranked 69th out of the top 100 names chosen by parents for their baby boys.



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Popularity & Ranking

United States Ranking #51

Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #576


New Age Curiosities

Numerological Values: #8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number: #8
Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning: Black

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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Notable People and Personalities

Josiah Bailey (1873–1946), U.S. senator from North Carolina
Josiah Bartlett (1729–1795), American physician and statesman
Josiah Begole (1815–1896), U.S. Representative and 19th Governor of Michigan
Josiah Child (1630-1699), English merchant and economist
Josiah Conder (1789–1859), British author and editor
Josiah Conder (1852–1920), British architect
Josiah Doc Scurlock (1849–1929), American cowboy and gunfighter
Josiah Forster (1782–1870), English Quaker, teacher, anti-slavery advocate and philanthropist
Josiah Francis (1890–1964), Australian politician and Minister for the Army
Josiah Gorgas (1818–1883), Confederate general
Josiah Harlan (1799–1871), Prince of Ghor and American adventurer
Josiah Harmar (1753–1813), United States Army officer
Josiah Henson (1789–1883), American author and abolitionist
Josiah K. Lilly, Sr. (1861–1948), American pharmaceutical industrialist
Josiah Martin (1737–1786), last colonial governor of the Province of North Carolina
Josiah Mushore Chinamano († 1984), Zimbabwean politician
Josiah Spode (1733–1797), English potter
Josiah Stamp (1880–1941), British civil servant, industrialist, economist and statistician
Josiah Symon (1846–1934), Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician
Josiah Taft (1709–1756), American farmer
Josiah Tattnall (1794–1871), officer in the U.S. Navy and the Confederate Navy
Josiah Thomas (1863–1933), Cornish-Australian miner and politician
Josiah Tongogara (1938–1979), Rhodesian commander of the ZANLA guerrilla army
Josiah Warren (1798–1874), American individualist anarchist, inventor, musician, and author
Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795), English potter
Josiah Wedgwood (1872–1943), 1st Baron Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood II (1769–1843), son of the first Josiah Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood III (1795–1880), son of the second Josiah Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood V (1899–1968), son of the fourth Josiah Wedgwood
Josiah Whitney (1819–1896), American geologist and professor of geology at Harvard
Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839–1903), American theoretical physicist, chemist, and mathematician
Josiah Winslow (1628–1680), Pilgrim leader and governor of Plymouth Colony