What does Josey mean?
Josey /jo-sey/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Josey means "Jehovah increases". Josey is an alternate form of Josephine (Hebrew) with the suffix -y.
Josey has 30 more relations 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.Kreatif forms: Jasey, Jeosey, Jocey. [more]
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. Census)
Josephine (#147 last year), Josie (#254), Josefine, Josette, Josefina, Joey, Joline, Josefa and Jo are the popular variation forms of Josey (outside Top 1000). Forms like Josefene are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3983%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1777%, ▼55.4%), with the versions Jo, Josefa and Josefina becoming less trendy. Josie (#254) and Josephine (#147) are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation, and there is a revival in baby name usage for Josephine and Josie. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Josey and affiliated names. (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.