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297k
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Josephine

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 544 544 0 #50 girl name
1881 563 563 0 #48 girl name
1882 638 638 0 #49 girl name
1883 697 697 0 #46 girl name
1884 800 800 0 #45 girl name
1885 789 783 6 #48 girl name
1886 844 844 0 #47 girl name
1887 816 816 0 #50 girl name
1888 1,006 1,001 5 #49 girl name
1889 1,053 1,047 6 #49 girl name
1890 1,124 1,118 6 #49 girl name
1891 1,036 1,031 5 #49 girl name
1892 1,217 1,211 6 #49 girl name
1893 1,178 1,178 0 #50 girl name
1894 1,256 1,256 0 #48 girl name
1895 1,334 1,334 0 #47 girl name
1896 1,263 1,256 7 #50 girl name
1897 1,274 1,267 7 #47 girl name
1898 1,425 1,425 0 #46 girl name
1899 1,394 1,388 6 #44 girl name
1900 1,749 1,743 6 #47 girl name
1901 1,442 1,434 8 #43 girl name
1902 1,573 1,566 7 #41 girl name
1903 1,599 1,587 12 #40 girl name
1904 1,701 1,701 0 #40 girl name
1905 1,901 1,894 7 #37 girl name
1906 1,908 1,900 8 #38 girl name
1907 2,164 2,156 8 #33 girl name
1908 2,397 2,389 8 #28 girl name
1909 2,427 2,416 11 #31 girl name
1910 2,809 2,801 8 #30 girl name
1911 3,025 3,011 14 #29 girl name
1912 3,990 3,980 10 #28 girl name
1913 4,835 4,822 13 #24 girl name
1914 5,913 5,896 17 #23 girl name
1915 7,621 7,605 16 #22 girl name
1916 8,142 8,127 15 #21 girl name
1917 8,344 8,326 18 #21 girl name
1918 8,710 8,683 27 #24 girl name
1919 8,124 8,104 20 #26 girl name
1920 8,109 8,095 14 #28 girl name
1921 8,153 8,132 21 #28 girl name
1922 7,889 7,866 23 #27 girl name
1923 7,574 7,558 16 #30 girl name
1924 7,293 7,276 17 #34 girl name
1925 6,833 6,808 25 #36 girl name
1926 6,421 6,403 18 #37 girl name
1927 6,142 6,110 32 #39 girl name
1928 5,700 5,670 30 #42 girl name
1929 5,322 5,297 25 #45 girl name
1930 5,017 4,984 33 #49 girl name
1931 4,533 4,497 36 #51 girl name
1932 4,133 4,096 37 #57 girl name
1933 3,590 3,570 20 #62 girl name
1934 3,760 3,740 20 #60 girl name
1935 3,283 3,259 24 #75 girl name
1936 3,169 3,144 25 #77 girl name
1937 2,966 2,940 26 #82 girl name
1938 3,003 2,979 24 #83 girl name
1939 2,860 2,838 22 #84 girl name
1940 2,753 2,741 12 #89 girl name
1941 2,747 2,727 20 #92 girl name
1942 2,763 2,746 17 #100 girl name
1943 2,679 2,664 15
1944 2,338 2,325 13
1945 2,156 2,146 10
1946 2,235 2,229 6
1947 2,348 2,348 0
1948 2,236 2,229 7
1949 2,164 2,164 0
1950 2,092 2,092 0
1951 1,972 1,963 9
1952 1,871 1,865 6
1953 1,803 1,795 8
1954 1,729 1,722 7
1955 1,597 1,591 6
1956 1,496 1,487 9
1957 1,436 1,436 0
1958 1,283 1,278 5
1959 1,174 1,174 0
1960 1,166 1,159 7
1961 1,209 1,202 7
1962 1,102 1,097 5
1963 1,060 1,054 6
1964 969 960 9
1965 870 863 7
1966 840 840 0
1967 745 745 0
1968 693 693 0
1969 699 699 0
1970 675 675 0
1971 602 602 0
1972 581 581 0
1973 534 534 0
1974 535 535 0
1975 462 456 6
1976 430 430 0
1977 443 443 0
1978 457 457 0
1979 434 434 0
1980 501 501 0
1981 476 476 0
1982 489 489 0
1983 480 480 0
1984 437 437 0
1985 423 423 0
1986 455 455 0
1987 434 434 0
1988 508 503 5
1989 537 528 9
1990 578 578 0
1991 606 606 0
1992 591 591 0
1993 595 595 0
1994 648 648 0
1995 700 700 0
1996 725 725 0
1997 783 783 0
1998 840 840 0
1999 989 989 0
2000 1,113 1,113 0
2001 1,153 1,153 0
2002 1,198 1,198 0
2003 1,256 1,256 0
2004 1,337 1,337 0
2005 1,488 1,488 0
2006 1,548 1,548 0
2007 1,562 1,562 0
2008 1,630 1,630 0
2009 1,624 1,624 0
2010 1,676 1,676 0
2011 1,726 1,726 0
2012 1,946 1,946 0
2013 2,004 2,004 0
2014 2,255 2,255 0

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 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Josephine" ranks #46 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 27 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 2,753 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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Where is the name Josephine popular?

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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 jubilant, the upbeat you!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

P is for passion, your fire!

H is for heart, warm and loving.

I is for interest, you show in others.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Enihpesoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ohesnipje". 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 23, 1999

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 Northern Australia approximately on 1325. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Josephine

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