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What does Josy mean?

Josy Pronunciation of Josy [josy] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Josy means "Jehovah increases". Josy is an alternate spelling of Josephine (Hebrew).


VARIANTS Josie, Josey, Josee

RELATIONS VIA JOSEPHINE Jo, Joey, Josana, Josefa, Jozsa

(female) Jasy, Jesy, ..

(male) Jode, Jomy, ..

Josy Sahana (J.S.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Josy (UNLISTED) are Josephine (#131 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Josie (#251), Josey, Josefa, Joey 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 0.24%, 70%), with forms such as Jo falling out of fashion. Josie is the most chic name for newborns here. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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.

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