Josie Name Meaning & Origin

Josie

Pronunciation: JOH-zee (key)

Origin of the name Josie:

Pet form of Josephine (God will add, God will increase), Josie is also used as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Josephine

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Comments and insights on the name Josie: | Edit

Pronounced Joe-see

I love the name Josie, I think it suits any age. Whether old or young, it is extremely cute!

Personal experiences with the name Josie: | Edit

My sweet 8 month old daughter is Josie Elisabeth and it suits her perfectly. Josie was my grandmother's nickname that died a year and one week before my daughter was born. My Josie is outgoing, a little sassy and a social butterfly. Her dad and I both have J names, too, so Josie is just perfect! :)

My name is Josie Louise. I love the name Josie, it isn't that common but people know (usually) how to spell it and pronounce it, even though I sometimes get frustrated with people calling me Joe-Zee instead of Joe-C. I love it, it is short and sweet!

My little sister's name is Josie Elizabeth, with Josie short for Josephine, but she goes by Josie. It's a cute name- I like it!

Nicknames for Josie: | Edit

Jo-Jo, Jose, Jo, Fie

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I'm named Josie but I think it's pronounced a little differently to the majority of the way it is spelt. My name is provinces not like Rosie but instead of the z spins it's an s.
I feel quite lucky to have this name (Josephine being my full name and Josie a nickname) because I think it's beautiful and can quite many people. Also it's not a common name yet it's not unusual.
I have a coaster that says: Josephine 'From the Hebrew meaning "he shall add". She is quiet, reserved and caring, and has strong principles. She is always fair.'
For me I think it's quite accurate.

Famous real-life people named Josie: | Edit

Josie Maran, American fashion supermodel (born Johanna Maran)
Josie Bissett, American actress (born Jolyn Bissett)
Josie Loren, American actress
Josie Duggar, 19th child on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting
Josie Bates, 10th child on UPtv's Bringing Up Bates

Josie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Josie and the Pussycats
Josie - song by Donovan
Josie - song by Steely Dan
Josie - song by Blink 182
Josie, McKenna's tutor in the American Girl McKenna books

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