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What 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.

Variations

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:
(female) Jeasie, Joysie, ..

(male) Joson, Jous, ..

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. Demographics)

VIEW POPULARITY

Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 2000 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 2000 are Josephine (#147 from recent data), Joey (#1784), Josette, Josey, Josefa, Joette, Joline, Jo and Josefine. Adoption of these forms of Josie was at its apex a century ago (usage of 0.8%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.23%, 72% less), with versions such as Jo falling out of fashion. Josephine is more familiar than the rest, although Josie seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josie, Jo, Joette, Joey, Joline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josefa, Josephine, Josette, Josey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE JOSIE

Josie is alike in pronunciation to Jacee, Jaycie, Jessa, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessia, Jessie, Jessy, Jessye, Joci and Joycie. Other suggested similar 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.


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