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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 3 variants: Josee, Josie and Josy.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jo, Joey, Josefa, Josefina, Josephine, Josette, Josie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joline, Josefine, Josephine outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.