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 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)
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.