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pinWhat does Josey mean?

Josey /jo-sey/ 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 3 variants: Josee, Josie and Josy.

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

Kreatif forms: Jasey, Jeosey, Jocey. [more]

pinHow 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 from recent data), Josie (#254), Josette, Josefa, Joey and Jo are the popular variation forms of Josey (outside Top 1000). Other forms, like Josephe, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Josey was widespread during 1930-1939 (average #513) and is somewhat less today (#733, 45.2%), with the versions Jo and Josefa becoming less trendy. Josephine has been the most prevalent, though Josie has grown trendy as well over time. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Josey and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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Josey is pronounced similarly to Jacee, Jacey, Jacy, Jaicee, Jaycee, Jazzy, Jessa, Jessah, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessia, Jessie, Jessiya, Jessy, Jessye, Joci and Joycie. Other recommended similar baby names are Jackey, Jacky, Jas, Jesca, Jess, Jobey, Jocia, Jodey, Joice, Joley, Jorey, Joss, Joyce, Joyse, Posey and Rosey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josey.