Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Joziah

Joziah is a jazzed up version of Josiah, a Hebrew masculine name borne from the Bible, specifically in 2 Kings 22-23, and whose name means "Jehovah (God) heals". Josiah lived during the 7th century BC. and, at the ripe old age of eight, became the King of Judah (upon the assassination of his father, the result of an unpopular reign). Despite his youth, Josiah went on to become one of Judah’s greatest kings. He is best remembered for initiating reforms following the discovery of a scroll, the Law of Moses, and returning his people to the worship of Yahweh alone. It is reported in the Bible that there was never a king like Josiah “who turned to the Lord with all of his heart and with all of his soul and with all of his might, according to the Law of Moses.” [2 Kings 23:25]. Unfortunately, Josiah would later die in battle against the Egyptians, but not before God successfully used him as an instrument of His “healing” of the people of Judah. The name, while always popular among Jewish people, was adopted by the Puritans after the Reformation. Josiah is now commonly used among Jews and Christians alike. Joziah with a “z” is just another possible spelling.

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME JOZIAH

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME JOZIAH

The Joziah spelling just landed a position on America’s Top 1000 list in 2010. Obviously, the name’s sudden appearance on the charts has to do with the renewed interest parents are showing in Josiah right now. In fact, Josiah has made quite a comeback and is now a Top 100 favorite. Joziah is much, much less popular, but some parents like the “jazzy” quality afforded by swapping the “s” for a “z”. It’s a modern re-rendering of an ancient Biblical classic and an old Puritan favorite.

Quick Facts

ON JOZIAH

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

894

PRONUNCIATION:

joh-ZEYE-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

God heals

Characteristics

OF JOZIAH

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

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NAMED JOZIAH

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME JOZIAH

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