Josias is a first name for boys.
Josias is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth boy, and therefore ranks at 1190 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,189 boys names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Josias.
The odds that a man or boy named Josias lives in your home state are about the same as betting on heads or tails in a coin toss. This boy’s name is quite popular, but not equally so throughout the entire USA. You can meet boys and men with the name Josias in 20 states – which is obviously nearly every second of all 50 states in the USA, for example in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut or Florida. In relation to the number of residents, the most men and boys with the first name Josias live in Florida – here, one in 27,283 bears this name. In comparison, if we look at all living men and boys in the whole country, only one in 112,532 will turn around if you call his first name Josias.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter J is the most popular first letter for boys’ names. 10.1% of all common boys’ names in the US start with this letter. The second most common first letter in boys’ names is A.
With six letters, the name Josias is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
That means that if 10.1% of all boys’ names start with a J, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average. And, by the way, of all the boys’ names that begin with the letter J, the name James is the most common.
If your name is Josias and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Josias, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Josias sounds like this: