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pinWhat does Josie mean?

Josie /jo-sie/ 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 15 more relations via Josephine: Jo, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josana, Josanne, Josee, Josefa, Josefine, Josephe, Josey, Josiane, 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. Demographics)

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 U.S. SSA Records)

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 from recent data) listed in the Top 1000 are Josephine (#147 from recent data), Josefine, Josette, Josefa, Joey, Joline and Jo. Adoption of these forms of Josie was at its apex about 8 decades ago (usage of 0.365%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.2%, 45% less), with the versions Jo and Josefa becoming less fashionable. Josephine is more familiar than the rest, although Josie seems to be becoming a favorite too.

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

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

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Josie is alike in pronunciation to Jacee, Jaycie, Jessa, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessia, Jessie, Jessy, Jessye, Joci and Joycie. Other suggested similar baby names are Bobie, Bonie, Casie, Codie, Corie, Dasie, Docie, Dodie, Dorie, Dorsie, Doxie, Elsie, Honie, Ionie, Issie, Jacie, Jamie, Jenie, Jobie, Jocia, Jodee, Jodie, Joi, Joia, Joice, Joie, Jolie, Joliet, Jolin, Jolise, Jonae, Jone, Jonee, Joni, Jonie, Joolie, Jordie, Jori, Jorie, Joslin, Josline, Joss, Joyce, Joye, Joyse, Judie, Julie, Justie, Kasie, Kodie, Korie, Lonie, Lotie, Nonie, Rodie, Rosie, Roxie, Sokie, Susie, Tonie, Torie, Toshie and Yolie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josie.