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pinWhat does Josephine mean?

Josephine /jo-se-phi-ne/ 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.


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.

Kreatif forms: Jasephine, Jiasephine. [more]

pinHow 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)

Presented below is the baby name history of Josephine for girls. Josephine reached its highest position of #23 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #147 currently. (Top Baby Names, 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 relations of Josephine was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.391%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.16%, down 59.1%). Josephine is more widely used than the rest, although Josie appears to be gaining favor too, while Jo, Josefa, Josefina and Joseph used to be popular.

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joseph, Josette, Josie in U.S.

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

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