Josiah (given name)

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Gender Male
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "Supported of Yahu (YHWH)"

Josiah (/ˈzə/[1]) is a given name derived from the Hebrew Yoshi-yahu (Hebrew: יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ, Modern Yošiyyáhu, Tiberian Yôšiyyāhû, "supported of Yahu (YHWH)".[2]

The Latin form Josias was used in some early English translations of the Bible.

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  1. ^ "Josiah". Unabridged. Random House. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  2. ^ Wells, John C. (1990). Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow, England: Longman. p. 386. ISBN 0-582-05383-8.  entry "Josiah"