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What does Josefa mean?

Josefa Pronunciation of Josefa [jose-fa] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Josefa means "Jehovah increases". Josefa is a variant form of Josephine (Hebrew). Josefa is also a variant of Yosepha (Hebrew).


Josefa has 1 variant: Josepha.

17 more different relations via Josephine, Yosepha: Joey, Josana, Josanna, Josee, Josefena, Josefene, Josefina, Josefine, Josephe, Josetta, Josette, Josey, Josie, Josy, Jozsa, Yosefa and Yuseffa.

Creative forms:
(female) Jisefa, Josena, ..

(male) Joscha, Josero, ..

Middle name pairings:
Josefa Maylin (J.M.), ..

How popular is Josefa?

Josefa is a very prominent first name for women (#899 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Josefa reached its top rank of #684 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josefa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josefa outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Josefa are Josephine (#131 in 2015), Josie (#251), Josette, Josey, Josepha, Josefina, Josefine and Joey. These relations of Josefa were favored as birth names during 1910-1919 (median #1328) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1598, 70%), with versions such as Josefina going out of style. Josie is the most chic birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josefa, Joey, Josefina, Josepha, Josephine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josette, Josey, Josie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josefine, Josephine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Jaeda, Jaena, Jaffa, Jalea, Jalena, Jameka, Janela, Janeta, Janeva, Jelena, Jena, Jenovefa, Jesaca (see Jessica), Jesca, Jesenya, Jesica, Jesika, Jessa, Jessia, Jezeca, Jieva, Jimena, Jineva, Jisela, Joana, Joanna, Jobeth, Jocia, Joda, Jodean, Jodell, Jodey, Joela, Joetta, Johana, Johna, Joia, Joie, Jola, Jolean, Joleen, Jolena, Jolene, Joleta, Jolina, Jolisa, Jonee, Jonel, Jonell, Jonella, Jonessa, Jonet, Joneva, Jonevah, Jonina, Jonisa, Jonna, Jordena, Jorene, Jorey, Joselle, Joselyn, Josina, Joslin, Joss, Jovana, Jovena, Jovina, Jovita, Jowella, Joya, Joye, Joysel, Julena and Rosena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josefa.

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