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Josephine

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How popular is the baby 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 #47 girl name
1886 844 844 0 #47 girl name
1887 815 815 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 1,216 1,210 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 #42 girl name
1903 1,599 1,587 12 #40 girl name
1904 1,701 1,701 0 #41 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 7,623 7,607 16 #22 girl name
1916 8,142 8,127 15 #21 girl name
1917 8,344 8,326 18 #21 girl name
1918 8,709 8,682 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 7,888 7,865 23 #27 girl name
1923 7,575 7,559 16 #30 girl name
1924 7,293 7,276 17 #34 girl name
1925 6,833 6,808 25 #36 girl name
1926 6,424 6,406 18 #37 girl name
1927 6,141 6,109 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 4,534 4,498 36 #51 girl name
1932 4,132 4,095 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 2,967 2,941 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 2,680 2,665 15
1944 2,337 2,324 13
1945 2,156 2,146 10
1946 2,235 2,229 6
1947 2,349 2,349 0
1948 2,236 2,229 7
1949 2,164 2,164 0
1950 2,093 2,093 0
1951 1,972 1,963 9
1952 1,871 1,865 6
1953 1,804 1,796 8
1954 1,727 1,720 7
1955 1,598 1,592 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 1,103 1,098 5
1963 1,059 1,053 6
1964 969 960 9
1965 870 863 7
1966 839 839 0
1967 745 745 0
1968 694 694 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 502 502 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 1,114 1,114 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 1,727 1,727 0
2012 1,948 1,948 0
2013 2,009 2,009 0
2014 2,275 2,275 0
2015 2,477 2,477 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Josephine baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 299,575 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 8,682 babies. (That's a lot of baby Josephines)

According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Josephine" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 84 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1910. Across the entire United States a total of 2,809 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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Josephine

Josephine Bonaparte
Josephine Butler Parks Center
Josephine De La Baume
Josephine Jobert
Josephine Skriver
Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding
Josephine Dc
Josephine Gray
Josephine Marcus

Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

P is for passion, your fire!

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Your name in reverse order is "Enihpesoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eopehnjsi". 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 Oct 6, 2015

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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