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What does Josephine mean?

Josephine \j(o)-sephi-ne, jos(e)-phine\ 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.


Variations

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.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Posy.


Popularity

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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Josephine for girls. Josephine reached its highest position of #23 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #147 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josephine name in U.S.

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

Popular related forms of Josephine (#147 the previous year) are Jo, Joey, Joline, Josefa, Josefina, Josefine, Joseph, Josette and Josie (#254 the previous year). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3913%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1599%, down 59.1%), with the versions Jo, Josefa, Josefina and Joseph becoming less in vogue. Josephine (#147) and Josie (#254) are two of the more chic birth names among these, with both names having a rebound in popularity. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Josephine and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jo, Joey, Josefa, Josefina, Joseph, Josephine, Josette, Josie in U.S.

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

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