Josie: baby girl name meaning and popularity


A shortened form of Josephine, this name has been up and down on the popularity charts, peaking in 1910. It means “God will increase” or “God will add,” which we hope means “increase kindness and intelligence” rather than “increase volume mid-tantrum.”


Jo-Jo, Jo, Joey.

Famous people named Josie:

Front woman for the (fictitious) Pussycats; actress Josie Bissett from Melrose Place; actress Josie Davis from Charles in Charge.

Fun fact:

Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Earp was the common-law wife of outlaw Wyatt Earp.

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