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Gender: F Meaning of Josie: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Josie: English, diminutive of Josephine, feminine of Joseph Josie's Popularity in 2016: #237

Josie is jaunty and friendly: among the most winning of all nickname names. She has never NOT been on the social security list since records began being kept, but has hit her highest spot since 1910 -- at Number 237.

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.

Famous People Named Josie

Josie Bissett (born Jolyn Christine Heutmaker), American actress
Johanna "Josie" Maran, American model
Josie Rebecca Davis, American actress
Josie Diane Shirley Gibson, English reality TV personality of "Big Brother"
Josephine "Josie" Ho (Chiu-yi), Hong Kong singer and actress
Wendy "Josie" Lawrence, English actress/comedienne
Josie Loren Lopez, American actress
Josie Brooklyn Duggar, 19th child of reality TV's Duggar family
Josie James Caan (b. 2014), daughter of actor Scott Caan
Josie Kellyn Bates, 10th child of reality TV's Bates family

Pop Culture References for the name Josie

Josie Martin, character on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Josephine "Josie" McCoy, title character of "Josie and the Pussycats"
Old Woman Josie, character in the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Josie Packard, character on TV's "Twin Peaks"
Josie Pye, character in L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables"
Josie Mardle, character on TV's "Mr. Selfridge"
Josie McFarlane, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Josette "Josie" Saltzman, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries", daughter of Alaric Saltzman.
Josie Russell, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Josie Brooke, character 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
Josie, mentioned in "Your Love" by The Outfield

Josee, Josy, Josi, Josye, Josey