What does Josefine mean?
Josefine /jose-fine/ as a girls' name. Josefine's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Josefine is "Jehovah increases". Josefine is an alternate spelling of Josephine (Hebrew) with the suffix -fine.
How popular is Josefine?
Josefine is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3881 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Josefine for girls. Josefine reached its highest rank of #15 in Sweden in 1998, and is at #91 currently. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Josefine and related names. Popular alternative forms of Josefine listed in the Top 1000 are Joline, Josefa, Josefina, Josephine (#147 a year ago), Josette and Josie (#254). Other forms, like Josefene, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Josefine reached its most widespread during 1900-1909 (average #593) and is somewhat lower today (#771, ▼43.8%), with the versions Josefa and Josefina becoming less trendy. Josephine and Josie are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, with both names undergoing a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Joseline. This name tends to be less commonly used than Josefine.