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What does Josefina mean?

Josefina Pronunciation of Josefina [jose-fi-na] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Josefina means "the Lord increases; Jehovah increases". Josefina is an alternate spelling of Giuseppina (Italian, Hebrew): feminine of Giuseppe. Josefina is also a variant of Josephine (Hebrew). See also Fina.


Josefina has 3 variants: Josefena, Josephina and Josephyna.

8 more related forms via Giuseppina, Josephine: Josana, Josanna, Josefa, Josefene, Josefine, Josepha, Josetta and Josianna.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Josefina Luella (J.L.), ..

How popular is Josefina?

Josefina is a very prominent first name for women (#478 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Josefina reached its apex position of #554 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Josephine (#131 a year ago), Josepha, Josefine and Josefa are the popular alternative forms of Josefina. Other forms, like Josefena, are uncommon. These relations of Josefina were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.8%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.2%, 78%), with forms such as Josephine falling out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Asemina, Doreina (see Dora), Jacobina, Jakobina, Jamesina, Jasenia, Jasmina, Jelina, Jenina, Jesenia, Jessina, Jesstina, Jestina, Joaquina, Jobina, Jocelin, Jocelina, Jocelinda (see Jocelyn), Joceline, Joeanna, Joelin, Joeline, Joleisa, Jolena, Jolina, Jonetia, Jonina, Jorgelina, Jorgina, Josalind, Josaline, Joscelin, Josceline, Joselina, Joseline, Joselyn, Joselyne, Josephene, Josephyne, Josilin, Josiline, Josina, Joslin, Josline, Jossline, Jovena, Jovina, Justina, Orselina (see Orsa), Rosalina, Roseanna, Roselia, Roselin, Roselina, Roselind, Roselinda, Roseline, Roselinn, Rosena, Rosina, Roweina, Urselina, Yosefa and Yoslina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josefina.

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