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297k
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since 1880

Josephine

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: God will increase
  • #238 All Time
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Boys
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2k Josephina (English)

How popular is the name "Josephine" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18805445440#50 girl name
18815635630#48 girl name
18826386380#49 girl name
18836976970#46 girl name
18848008000#45 girl name
18857897836#48 girl name
18868448440#47 girl name
18878168160#50 girl name
18881,0061,0015#49 girl name
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18921,2171,2116#49 girl name
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18951,3341,3340#47 girl name
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19072,1642,1568#33 girl name
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19102,8092,8018#30 girl name
19113,0253,01114#29 girl name
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19276,1426,11032#39 girl name
19285,7005,67030#42 girl name
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19314,5334,49736#51 girl name
19324,1334,09637#57 girl name
19333,5903,57020#62 girl name
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19412,7472,72720#92 girl name
19422,7632,74617#100 girl name
19432,6792,66415
19442,3382,32513
19452,1562,14610
19462,2352,2296
19472,3482,3480
19482,2362,2297
19492,1642,1640
19502,0922,0920
19511,9721,9639
19521,8711,8656
19531,8031,7958
19541,7291,7227
19551,5971,5916
19561,4961,4879
19571,4361,4360
19581,2831,2785
19591,1741,1740
19601,1661,1597
19611,2091,2027
19621,1021,0975
19631,0601,0546
19649699609
19658708637
19668408400
19677457450
19686936930
19696996990
19706756750
19716026020
19725815810
19735345340
19745355350
19754624566
19764304300
19774434430
19784574570
19794344340
19805015010
19814764760
19824894890
19834804800
19844374370
19854234230
19864554550
19874344340
19885085035
19895375289
19905785780
19916066060
19925915910
19935955950
19946486480
19957007000
19967257250
19977837830
19988408400
19999899890
20001,1131,1130
20011,1531,1530
20021,1981,1980
20031,2561,2560
20041,3371,3370
20051,4881,4880
20061,5481,5480
20071,5621,5620
20081,6301,6300
20091,6241,6240
20101,6761,6760
20111,7261,7260
20121,9461,9460
20132,0042,0040
20142,2552,2550

Want to know about the populiarty of Josephine? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 297,064 babies born with the name Josephine in the United States. That's more than enough Josephines to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 544 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Josephine" was in 1918 with a total of 8,683 babies. (That's a lot of baby Josephines)

According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Josephine" ranks #32 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 163 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1924. Across the entire United States a total of 7,293 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Josephine" mean? The list below shows the origins of Josephine as well as things modernly associated with the name Josephine such as celebrities named Josephine.

French

Origin and Meaning of Josephine

The name "Josephine" is of French origin, and it means "God will increase". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is a dancer, singer, actress, and civil rights activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1921 to 1975. Josephine was born in 1906 as Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Gale Storm

Gale Storm is a traditional pop singeractress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1940 to 1989. Gale was born in 1922 as Josephine Owaissa Cottle in Bloomington, Texas, U.S.

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Josephine Hull

Josephine Hull is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1905 to 1955. Josephine was born in 1877 as Mary Josephine Sherwood in Newtonville, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

S is for serious, not always joking.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

P is for please, the way you always do.

H is for hand, that you always give.

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Your name in reverse order is "Enihpesoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Pseejnohi". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Josephine born May 13, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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