What does Josey mean?
Josey \j(o)-sey\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Josey means "Jehovah increases". Josey is a form of Josephine (Hebrew): feminine of Joseph with the diminutive suffix -ine. Seldom used as a birth name.
Josey has 30 more related variations via Josephine: Fifi, Fifine, Fina, Finetta, Finette, Guiseppina, Jo▼, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josefa▼, Josefena, Josefene, Josefina▼, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene, Josephina, Josephyna, Josephyne, Josetta, Josette, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne and Jozsa.
Josey is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8824 out of 88799, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Josey and affiliated names. Josephine (#147 last year), Josie (#254), Josefine, Josette, Josefina, Joey, Joline, Josefa and Jo are the popular variation forms of Josey (#unlisted). Adoption of this girl name was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 and is now significantly lower, with the versions Josefina, Josefa and Jo becoming less trendy. Josie (#254) and Josephine (#147) are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation. There is a revival in baby name usage for Josephine and Josie. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Josey is pronounced similarly to Jacey▼, Jessey and Jessy. Other recommended similar baby names are Jobey, Jodey, Joley, Jorey, Joss, Joyse, Posey and Rosey. Like Josey, these names are not frequently used.