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pinWhat 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 3 variants: Josette, Josina and Jozette.

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josie name in U.S.

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

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)

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

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

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

pinSimilar Names

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.