What does Josy mean?
Josy /josy/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Josy means "Jehovah increases". Josy is an alternate spelling of Josephine (Hebrew) with the suffix -y.
Josy has 30 more relations via Josephine: Fifi, Fifine, Fina, Finetta, Finette, Guiseppina, Jo▼, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josefa▼, Josefena, Josefene, Josefina▼, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene, Josephina, Josephyna, Josephyne, Josetta, Josette, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne and Jozsa.Kreatif forms: Jasy, Jesy, Jusy. [more]
How popular is Josy?
Josy is an uncommon first name for women. Josy is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Josy and associated names. Prominent related forms of Josy (unlisted) are Josephine (#147 the previous year), Josie (#254), Josefine, Josette, Josefina, Joey, Joline, Josefa and Jo. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3983%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.1777%, ▼55.4%), with the forms Jo, Josefa and Josefina becoming less fashionable. Josie (#254) and Josephine (#147) are two of the more chic names for newborns here, with Josephine and Josie having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Josy is pronounced similarly to Jacy, Jessy and Joci. Other suggested similar baby names are Jas, Jess, Joby, Jody▼, Joly, Joss, Joy▲, Joyse, Posy and Rosy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josy.