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Meaning and name origin

Josey \j(o)-sey\ as a girl's name means "Jehovah increases" and is a variant of Josephine (Hebrew): feminine of Joseph with the diminutive suffix -ine.

Josey has 3 variant forms: Josee, Josie, Josy.


Josey is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8824 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Josey and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Josephine and Josie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josephine, Josie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Josey is also pronounced similarly to Jacey, Jessey and Jessy. Other suggested similar baby names are Jobey, Jodey, Joey, Joley, Jorey, Joss, Joyse, Posey and Rosey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Josey.


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