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What does Josie mean?

Josie Pronunciation of Josie as a girls' name is pronounced JOH-see. It is of English origin. Pet form of Josephine, now widely used as an independent given name.



VARIANTS Josette, Josina, Jozette

RELATIONS VIA JOSEPHINE Jo, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josana, Josanne, Josee, Josefa, Josefine, Josephe, Josey, Josiane, Josianne, Josy, Jozsa

(female) Jasie, ..

(male) Jous, ..

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How popular is Josie?

Josie is a very prominent first name for females (#543 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#68973 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Josie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #131 in the U.S. then, and is at #192 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Josie (#192 FROM RECENT DATA) listed in the Top 2000 are Josephine (#91), Joey (#1447), Jo, Joette, Joline, Josefa, Josefine, Josette and Josey. Adoption of these forms of Josie was at its apex a century ago (USAGE OF 0.81%) and is now much diminished (USAGE 0.28%, 65% LESS), with versions such as Jo falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josie, Jo, Joette, Joey, Joline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josefa, Josephine, Josette, Josey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Josie is alike in pronunciation to Jacee, Jaycie, Jessa, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessia, Jessie, Jessy, Jessye, Joci, Josee, Josey, Josy and Joycie. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bobie, Bonie, Casie, Codie, Corie, Dasie, Docie, Dorie, Dorsie, Elsie, Essie, Honie, Ionie, Issie, Jacie, Jamie, Janie, Jenie, Joanie, Jobie, Jocia, Jodi, Jodie, Joi, Joia, Joice, Joie, Joli, Jolie, Joliet, Jolin, Joline, Jolise, Jone, Jonee, Joni, Jonie, Joolie, Jordie, Jorie, Josiane, Joslin, Joss, Joyce, Joyse, Judie, Kasie, Kodie, Korie, Lonie, Lotie, Nonie, Rodie, Rosie, Roxie, Susie, Tonie, Torie, Toshie and Yolie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josie.