Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Josiah m. Hebrew יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ 'healed, support by Yahweh'.

The name of a Biblical king of Judah. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Josias.

The name came into use in the 16th C with the Protestants.

England
Latin
1568 Josias (nom) RegSoABap p. 14
Dutch
1589 Josias AuFr Nessels; 1591 Josias ibid. Abeele; 1592 Josias ibid. Beijaert; 1595 Josias ibid. Beijnaert; 1597 Josias ibid. Taelman; 1599 Josias ibid. Taelman
Early Modern English
1573 Josias bruton1 p. 40; 1583 Josias RegBath p. 5; 1586 Josias ibid. p. 7; 1588 Josias ibid. p. 8; 1590 Josias ibid. p. 9; 1592/3 Josias ibid. p. 10; 1594 Josias RegSoAMar p. 17
Middle French
1597 Josias WCS p. 52
Walloon
1592 Josias RWC p. 21; 1593 Josias ibid. p. 27; 1593/4 Josias ibid. p. 30
France
Middle French
1562 Josias RegPCC-1 p. 17; 1563 Josias ibid. p. 23; 1564 Josias ibid. p. 48; 1571 Jozias ibid. p. 458
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Josiah". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Josiah.