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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #238 most popular

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What does the name "Josephine" mean?

Josephine (French): God will increase

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

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

S is for special, you are, you know!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

P is for proud, you can hold your head up!

H is for handy, the helpful you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

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

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


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 first appeared 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 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Josephine" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 491 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1919. Across the entire United States a total of 8,124 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Josephine popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Josephine in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Josephine

Josephine Baker

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


Gale Storm

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


Josephine Hull

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


Past life for Josephine born Aug 17, 1953

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 Southern Australia approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.