English, diminutive of Josephine, feminine of Joseph
"Jehovah increases"

Josie Origin and Meaning

The name Josie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "Jehovah increases".

Josie is jaunty and friendly: among the most winning of all nickname names. She's been on the social security list since records began being kept.

Josie and the Pussycats , revolving around an all-girl pop band, has been a pop culture phenomenon for decades, in comic books in the sixties, a Saturday morning animated cartoon series in the seventies, and as a live action movie in 2001. In a recent romcom, Drew Barrymore's character mentions that she was named after that Josie.

While Josie is the most stylish short form for Josephine, Jo, Feeny, and even Fifi are other possibilities.

# 108 in the US

Josie Rank in US Top 1000

# 465 on Nameberry

Josie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Josie Popularity

Famous People Named Josie

  • Josie Bissett (born Jolyn Christine Heutmaker)American actress
  • Johanna "Josie" MaranAmerican model
  • Josie Rebecca DavisAmerican actress
  • Josie Diane Shirley GibsonEnglish reality TV personality of "Big Brother"
  • Josephine "Josie" Ho (Chiuyi), Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Wendy "Josie" LawrenceEnglish actress/comedienne
  • Josie Loren LopezAmerican actress
  • Josie Kellyn Bates (b. 1999)10th child of reality TV's Bates family
  • Josie Brooklyn Duggar (b. 2009)19th child of reality TV's Duggar family
  • Josie James Caan (b. 2014)daughter of actor Scott Caan
  • Josie Canseco (b. 1996) American modelInternet Personality ,
  • Josie TotahAmerican actress

Josie in Pop Culture

  • Josie Martincharacter on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
  • Josephine "Josie" McCoytitle character of "Josie and the Pussycats"
  • Old Woman Josiecharacter in the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
  • Josie Packardcharacter on TV's "Twin Peaks"
  • Josie Pyecharacter in L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables"
  • Josie Mardlecharacter on TV's "Mr. Selfridge"
  • Josie McFarlanecharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Josette "Josie" Saltzmancharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries", daughter of Alaric Saltzman.
  • Josie Russellcharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Josie Brookecharacter in Louisa May Alcott's Little Men and Jo's Boys.
  • "The Ballad of Josie" 1967 Western film
  • "Josie" song by Blink,182
  • "Josie" song by Donovan
  • "Josie" song by Steely Dan
  • Josiementioned in "Your Love" by The Outfield
  • Josie Strongholdreal name of superhero Jetstream, character of "Sky High"
  • Josephine "Josie" Lightbournecharacter on CW's "The 100"