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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Josey

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Alt. Meaning

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

S is for special, you are, you know!

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Josey

Josey Scott is a post-grunge, alternative metal, hard rock, christian music, nu metal, heavy metal music, rap metal, and alternative rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Josey was given the name Joseph Scott Sappington on May 3rd, 1972. Josey is also known as Saliva Man.

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Josey Wales is a gunfighter and outlaw.

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Josey was born in 1821.

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Josey Portillo is a sports team member for the Chicago Fire U-23.

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Josey Stakim is an athlete for the Ferring F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Josey

Josie Cotton is a pop rock and new wave music musician. Josie was given the name Kathleen Josey in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Henry Josey is a football player for the Toronto Argonauts. Henry was born on September 25th, 1991 in Angleton, Texas.

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Martha was born on March 11th, 1938.

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Elonnie was born on January 20th, 1924. He died on July 3rd, 2009.

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Alexander Arthur Josey was a political journalist. Alexander was born on April 3rd, 1910. Alexander is also known as Alex. He died on October 15th, 1986.

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How popular is the baby name Josey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 5 0
1920 6 6 0
1926 6 6 0
1936 5 5 0
1942 6 6 0
1944 5 5 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 6 6 0
1954 5 5 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 7 7 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 6 6 0
1973 5 5 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 15 10 5
1977 24 11 13
1978 22 14 8
1979 20 10 10
1980 47 18 29
1981 44 16 28
1982 38 16 22
1983 52 31 21
1984 58 33 25
1985 36 12 24
1986 41 24 17
1987 52 21 31
1988 68 27 41
1989 69 27 42
1990 81 45 36
1991 73 42 31
1992 71 46 25
1993 69 41 28
1994 81 54 27
1995 107 75 32
1996 79 64 15
1997 98 78 20
1998 109 88 21
1999 86 61 25
2000 116 97 19
2001 94 76 18
2002 100 82 18
2003 105 91 14
2004 87 69 18
2005 101 93 8
2006 106 96 10
2007 101 86 15
2008 104 88 16
2009 118 104 14
2010 109 94 15
2011 103 97 6
2012 121 106 15
2013 115 99 16
2014 106 89 17
2015 88 76 12
2016 96 78 18
2017 116 93 23

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Popularity of Josey as a first name

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Popularity of Josey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Josey U.S.
  White 55.34% 64.26%
  African American 39.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Josey

People with the last name Josey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Josey

  • How Popular is the name Josey? Josey is the 4,813th most popular name of all time. As a last name Josey was the 8,006th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Josey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,432 babies born with the first name Josey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Josey to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Josey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Josey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Josey is Sunday, July 1st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Josey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Josey was in 2012 with a total of 106 babies.
  • Random Josey Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Josey is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Josey: Your name in reverse order is Yesoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syjoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Josey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,131 people with the last name Josey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Josey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Josey as their last name.

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