What does Josie mean?
Josie /jo-sie/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced JOH-see. It is of English origin. Pet form of Josephine, now widely used as an independent given name.
Josie▲ has 32 more relations via Josephine: Fifi, Fifine, Fina, Finetta, Finette, Guiseppina, Jo▼, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josee, Josefa▼, Josefena, Josefene, Josefina▼, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene, Josephina, Josephyna, Josephyne, Josetta, Josey, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne, Josy and Jozsa.Kreatif forms: Jasie, Joce, Jusie. [more]
How popular is Josie?
Josie is a very prominent first name for females (#543 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#68973 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Josie for girls. Josie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #131 in the U.S. then, and is at #254 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Josie (#254 last year) listed in the Top 1000 are Josephine (#147 last year), Josefine, Josette, Josefina, Joey, Joline, Josefa and Jo. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3983%) and is now much less (usage 0.1777%, 55.4% less), with the versions Jo, Josefa and Josefina becoming less fashionable. Josie (#254) and Josephine (#147) are two of the more trendy birth names in this list, and there is also a rebound in baby name popularity for Josephine and Josie. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Josie and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Josie▲ is alike in pronunciation to Jesse▼, Jessie▼, Joci and Joycie. Other suggested similar baby names are Jacie, Jobie, Jocia, Jodie▼, Joice, Joie, Jolie▼, Jonie, Jorie, Joss, Joyce▼, Joyse and Rosie▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josie.