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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: Jasy, Jesy, Jusy. [more]

pinHow 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), Josefa, Joey and Jo. These forms of Josy were favored as birth names in the 1930s (adoption of 0.584%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.32%, 45%), with the forms Jo and Josefa becoming less fashionable. Josie and Josephine are two of the more chic names for newborns here, with Josephine and Josie having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

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Josy is pronounced similarly to Jacey, Jacy, Jazzy, Jessa, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessy, Jessye and Joci. Other suggested similar baby 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.