Josie

Josie - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Josie, meaning Jehovah increases, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #242. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Josie and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Josie? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Josie. The baby girl name Josie was given to 1,244 baby girls in 2012, ranking #253 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,136 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Josie peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 242.



Famous with this name

Josie Loren
Josie Ho
Josie Davis


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Josie is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Josie is currently topping the baby name charts in Iowa at position #47 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #774.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Josie is where you live.


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Josie origin and meaning

Josie is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means Jehovah increases. To see famous people named Josie, pop culture references for the name Josie and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Josie

We've found the following names that sound similar to Josie, sorted by popularity.

Jessica / Joyce / Jo / Jessie / Joy / Jackie / Joe / Jesse / Jaycee / Jacey /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012253
2011256
2010260
2009306
2008293
2007296
2006293
2005312
2004323
2003304
2002279
2001280
2000325
1999338
1998357
1997363
1996335
1995357
1994437
1993577
1992622
1991639
1990627
1989648
1988776
1987857
1986836
1985777
1984690
1983629
1982664
1981704
1980685
1979725
1978742
1977692
1976691
1975756
1974739
1973787
1972708
1971709
1970871
1969827
1968736
1967868
1966782
1965752
1964744
1963706
1962652
1961642
1960577
1959596
1958616
1957577
1956578
1955607
1954595
1953604
1952609
1951550
1950507
1949485
1948415
1947432
1946420
1945372
1944370
1943397
1942368
1941360
1940345
1939347
1938315
1937328
1936344
1935314
1934311
1933330
1932378
1931341
1930340
1929335
1928352
1927328
1926326
1925327
1924327
1923321
1922298
1921316
1920319
1919296
1918311
1917307
1916319
1915291
1914277
1913297
1912275
1911270
1910242

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Iowa47
Wyoming66
Montana67
West Virginia73
South Dakota82
North Dakota85
Kentucky91
Idaho112
Nebraska114
Utah122
Kansas139
Tennessee143
Indiana163
Oregon167
Ohio168
Missouri168
Oklahoma173
Wisconsin178
Minnesota179
Maine180
Louisiana183
Alabama183
New Hampshire199
Michigan211
North Carolina211
Georgia223
Illinois227
Colorado241
Arkansas243
Mississippi255
Pennsylvania262
South Carolina275
Washington284
Arizona291
Massachusetts335
Virginia368
Florida448
Nevada496
California498
New York516
Texas529
Maryland547
New Jersey774

Even more about Josie


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Josie a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Josie?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Josie
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,136
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,244

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