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What does Josey mean?

Josey Pronunciation of Josey [josey] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Josey means "Jehovah increases". Josey is an alternate form of Josephine (Hebrew).


Josey has 3 variants: Josee, Josie and Josy.

9 more relations via Josephine: Jo, Joey, Josana, Josefa, Josepha, Josephe, Josetta, Josette and Jozsa.

Creative forms:
(female) Jaisey, Jusey, ..

(male) Jomes, Joper, ..

Middle name pairings:
Josey Charli (J.C.), ..

How popular is Josey?

Josey is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7909 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Josey was first listed in 1995 and reached its highest position of #1780 in the U.S. in 1998, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josey outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Josephine (#131 from recent data), Josie (#251), Josette, Josepha, Joey, Josefa and Jo are the popular variation forms of Josey. Other forms, like Josy, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Josey was widespread 105 years ago (average #1213) and is now significantly reduced (#1547, 69.9%), with versions like Josephine becoming somewhat dated. Josephine has been the most prevalent, though Josie has grown trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josey, Jo, Joey, Josefa, Josepha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josephine, Josette, Josie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josephine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Josey is pronounced similarly to Jacee, Jacey, Jacy, Jazzy, Jessa, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessy, Jessye and Joci. Other recommended names are Casey, Codey, Coley, Corey, Dodey, Dorey, Dorsey, Honey, Jamey, Janey, Jey, Jobey, Joby, Jodee, Jodey, Jody, Joely, Joie, Jolee, Joley, Joly, Jonay, Jone, Jonee, Jonel, Jonet, Jooley, Jorey, Jorry, Joselyn, Joslyn, Joss, Joy, Joye, Joyse, Joysel, Judey, Juley, Justy, Kasey, Kodey, Korey, Lorey, Lovey, Posey, Rosey, Roxey, Sokey, Tobey, Toney, Torey, Zoey and Zooey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josey.

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