Josias

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Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic spelling of Ιωσιας (Iosias) a Greek form of the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning 'Yahweh supports' [1] [2]

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See also JO

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Josias
Genitive: Josias'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Josias
Genitive: Josiaksen
Partitive: Josiasta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Josias
Genitive: Josias'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Josias
Genitive: Josias' / Josias

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

In the Old Testament, Josias is a king of Judah who is famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[3]
69
n.a.
0
n.a.
69
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[4]
21 44 0 0 21 44
Norway Norway[5]
14
n.a.
0
n.a.
14
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[6]
3 21
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
24 0 0
n.a.
24
Iceland Iceland[8]
2 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Josias.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/