What does Josephine mean?
Josephine [josephine] as a girls' name is pronounced JOH-sa-feen. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Josephine is "Jehovah increases". Feminine of Joseph with the diminutive suffix -ine. Napoleon's famous Empress Josephine's real name was Marie Josephe. Cabaret celebrity Josephine Baker.
Associated with: empress (queen).
Josephine▼ has 35 variants: Fifi, Fifine, Fina, Finetta, Finette, Guiseppina, Jo▼, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josee, Josefa, Josefena, Josefene, Josefina▼, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene, Josephina, Josephyna, Josephyna, Josephyne, Josetta, Josette, Josey, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne, Josie▲, Josy and Jozsa.
Related girl name: Posy.Creative forms:
(female) Jasephine, Josephini, ..
(male) Josephines, Josephite, .. Middle name pairings:
Josephine Kyndall (J.K.), ..
How popular is Josephine?
Josephine is a very popular first name for females (#121 out of 4276, Top 3%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Josephine reached its highest position of #23 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #131 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Josephine (#131 the previous year) are Jo, Joette, Joey, Joline, Josefa, Josefina, Josefine, Joseph, Josepha, Josette, Josey and Josie (#251 the previous year). Adoption of these relations of Josephine was at its most widespread during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.81%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.24%, down 70.4%). Josephine is more widely used than the rest, although Josie appears to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Josefina used to be popular.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Delphine▼, Jasmaine, Jasmine▼, Jeanine▼, Jenine, Jennine, Jensine, Jeraine, Jessamine, Jessimine, Jestine, Joaquine, Jocelin, Jocelina, Joceline, Jocelyne▼, Jocelynne, Joeanne, Joelin, Joeline, Joelliane, Joellin (see Joelle), Jolaine, Jolene, Jordaine, Jorene, Josalind, Josaline, Joscelin, Josceline, Joselina, Joseline, Joselle, Joselyn▼, Joselyne, Josilin, Josiline, Josina, Joslin, Josline, Joslyne, Joslynne, Jossalin, Josselynne, Jossline, Juelline, Justine▼, Modestine, Noeline, Orseline, Ralphine, Robertine, Roeline, Romeine, Rosaline, Roseanne, Roselaine, Roseline, Rosene, Rosine, Seraphine, Serophine, Stephaine, Stephane, Stephene, Stephine, Yosline and Zoeline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Josephine.See names in meaning and etymology.