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Gender: M Meaning of Josiah: "God supports, heals" Origin of Josiah: Hebrew Josiah's Popularity in 2013: #69

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Josiah -- a biblical name with lots of quaint, old-fashioned charm -- makes a much fresher sounding alternative to either Joseph or Joshua, combining the best of both. Josiah is now at Number 69, having moved up ten places.

In the Old Testament, Josiah was an upright king of Judah; two Josiahs, Wedgwood and Spode, founded the fine English potteries that bear their names. Josiah Bartlett was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the President on The West Wing shared his name, being a fictional descendant.

Charles Dickens used the name for a character in his novel Hard Times and Josiah Borden is a character in Eugene O'Neill's tragedy Mourning Becomes Electra.

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Famous People Named Josiah

Josiah Henry, child actor from "Nip/Tuck"
Josiah Matthew Duggar, the Duggars' 8th child
Josiah Angel Solomon, octuplet of Nadya Suleman
Josiah Bartlett, 4th Governor of New Hampshire
Josiah Yoba, son of American actor Malik Yoba

Pop Culture References for the Name Josiah

Josiah Bartlett, The President of the United States in the TV Show 'The West Wing'
Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock, Young Guns' Doc Holliday played by Kiefer Sutherland
Josiah Royce, American pragmatist philosopher
Josiah Elkins, from the movie "Ghost Brigade"

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