Josephine - girls name

Josephine name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Josephine name meaning:

The name Josephine is of French origin and is derived from the male name Joseph. It is a feminine form of Joseph and carries similar meanings. Joseph means "God will increase" or "God will add," and Josephine can be interpreted as "God will add" or "God will grow." The name Josephine has a strong spiritual connotation, reflecting the belief in divine blessings and abundance.

Josephine is a name associated with qualities such as kindness, loyalty, and strength. It has a timeless and elegant aura, often being chosen for its classic appeal. Josephine has been a popular name throughout history, with notable bearers including Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was known for her intelligence and charm.

Overall, the name Josephine suggests a connection to spirituality and divine blessings. It carries a sense of growth and increase, symbolizing the potential for personal development and prosperity.

Origin: Hebrew

He shall increase.


Victorian names

Related names

Josephine , Fifi , Fifine, Josefina , Josie , Josina

Other girls names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 272 out of 5581

175 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (304)

Historical popularity of Josephine

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