Meaning and Name Origin
Josefine \j(o)-sefi-ne, jos(e)-fine\ as a girls' name. Josefine's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Josefine is "Jehovah increases". Josefine is a variation of Josephine (Hebrew): feminine of Joseph with the diminutive suffix -ine. A name for kids that is only scarcely used.
Josefine has 30 more related forms via Josephine: Fifi, Fifine, Fina, Finetta, Finette, Guiseppina, Jo▼, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josee, Josefa▼, Josefena, Josefina▼, Josepha, Josephe, Josephina, Josephyna, Josetta, Josette, Josey, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne, Josie▲, Josy and Jozsa.
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Josefine and related names. Popular alternative forms of Josefine listed in the Top 1000 are Jo, Joey, Joline, Josefa, Josefina, Josephine (#147 a year ago), Josette and Josie (#254). Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1930-1939 and is now significantly lower, with the versions Jo, Josefa and Josefina becoming less trendy. Josephine (#147) and Josie (#254) 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.