Baby Name: Josie
The pet form of Josephine that peaked prior to the turn of the century and seems to be making a comeback because of its long "ee" sound and optional spelling with a "z." Known during the 1990s for actress Josie Bissett who played the role of Jane Andrews Mancini on the television series, "Melrose Place." The name was also influenced when supermodel Josie Maran appeared in three consecutive issues of "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit between 2000 and 2002. A popular combination and blended name such as Joselyn or Josette, or Josieann.