What does Josie mean?
(female) Jasie, Jorsie, ..
(male) Jode, Jous, .. Middle name pairings:
Josie Maddie (J.M.), ..
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)
Josie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #131 in the U.S. then, and is at #251 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Josie (#251 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Josephine (#131 from recent data), Josette, Josey, Josefine, Josefa, Joette, Joey, Joline and Jo. Adoption of these forms of Josie was at its apex a century ago (usage of 0.8%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.24%, 70% 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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.