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Meaning and name origin

Josie \j(o)-sie\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Josette, Josina and Jozette.


Josie is a very popular first name for females (#543 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Josie for girls. Josie reached its highest rank of #131 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Josie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Josephine (#147), Josie (#254) and Josette. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Josie is also pronounced similarly to Jesse, Jessie, Joci, Josee, Josey, Josy 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 commonly used than Josie.