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Updated July 3, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : He shall increase; a feminine version of Joseph
  • Hebrew : God will increase; familiar form of Josephine

What does Josie mean and stand for?

The name Josie is of Hebrew origin and means "Jehovah increases." It is a diminutive of Josephine.

Syllables: 2

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : He shall add

How Popular Is The Name Josie


According to Social Security Administration data, Josie rapidly climbing the ranks in the past two decades. Starting at 328 in 2000, Josie managed to break the top 200 for the first time in 2017 and the top 140 for the first time in 2020.

However, it is the 2nd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Josie was at its peak popularity in March 2020.

Josie, which was originally used as a nickname for Josephine, has been on the SSA charts since records were kept. It is believed that Josie rapidly gained popularity due to the all-girl pop band comic, series, and movie Josie and the Pussycats. Other notable namesakes include actress Josie Rebecca Davis, actress Josie Loren Lopez, and actress Josie Totah. Josie has also been a popular choice in pop culture, appearing in Walker, Texas Ranger. Twin Peaks, Anne of Green Gables, and EastEnders.

Where is it Popular?

Josie was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Josie

  • JJ
  • Jo
  • JoJo
  • Jos

Pairs well with these middle names


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