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What does Josy mean?

Josy \j(o)-sy\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Josy means "Jehovah increases". Josy is a variation of Josephine (Hebrew): feminine of Joseph with the diminutive suffix -ine. Uncommon as a name for kids.


Josy has 3 variants: Josee, Josey and Josie.

Josy has 30 more related variations 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.


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. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during 1930-1939 and has become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Josefina, Josefa and Jo 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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.