Jossiah is a first name for boys.
There’s a good chance that a boy named Jossiah in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Jossiah in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Jossiah by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Jossiah ranks at #4,281. That means there are 4,280 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Jossiah.
Meeting a man or boy named Jossiah is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Jossiah can be found in only two: Illinois and Ohio. No other state currently has residents named Jossiah. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few men and boys called Jossiah living in one state or another. (If your name is Jossiah and you live outside of Illinois or Ohio, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further.) Either way, the name is quite rare. The best chance of meeting a Jossiah is in Ohio, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in Ohio, only 0.00007% of all male residents are called Jossiah – that’s just one in 1,521,403! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 10 men going by that name. So, if your name is Jossiah, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.
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 seven letters, the name Jossiah has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight 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 Jossiah 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 Jossiah, 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. Jossiah sounds like this: