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What does Josy mean?

Josy /josy/ 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 3 variants: Josee, Josey and Josie.

Josy has 5 more relations via Josephine: Jo, Joey, Josana, Josefa and Jozsa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jasy, Jeasy, ..

(male) Jomy, Joson, ..

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)


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

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), Joey (#1784), Josey, Josefa and Jo. These forms of Josy were favored as birth names in the 1910s (adoption of 0.8%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.23%, 72%), with forms such as Jo falling out of fashion. Josie is the most chic name for newborns here. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo, Joey, Josefa, Josephine, Josey, Josie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Josy is pronounced similarly to Jacey, Jacy, Jazzy, Jessa, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessy, Jessye and Joci. Other suggested similar names are Casy, Elsy, Essy, Issy, Jady, Jany, Jas, Jay, Jery, Jess, Jey, Joan, Jobey, Jobi, Joby, Joda, Jodey, Jodi, Jody, Joely, Joi, Joia, Joie, Jola, Joley, Joli, Joly, Jolyn, Jona, Jonay, Jone, Joni, Jorey, Jori, Jorry, Joslyn, Joss, Joy, Joya, Joye, Joyse, Judy, July, Justy, Kasy, Lesy, Posy, Rosy, Susy and Ursy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josy.