Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: “the Lord increases”
feminine form of Joseph

Best Nicknames:
Effie, Fifi, Jo, Joey, JoJo, Josee, Josey, Josie

Variations and Sound Alikes:
Guiseppina, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josefa, Josefena,
Josefene, Josefina, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene,
Josephina, Josephyna, Josephyna, Josephyne, Josetta,

Josephine TV and Movie Quotes:
“Josephine actually went to the Congo last year.”
Big Fish (2003)
“Things could be different for you, Josephine.”
Chocolat (2000)
“Oh, god… Paris, in the 1920’s. Josephine Baker,
the Moulin Rouge.” Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Famous people named Josephine or its variations

1. Josephine Baker (1906-75), American dancer, singer, actress
born Freda Josephine McDonald
2. Mona Darkfeather (1883-1977), American actress
born Josephine M. Workman
3. Josephine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), first wife of Napoleon I
born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie

Josephine Middle Names
Josephine Camille
Josephine Grace
Josephine Lilith
Josephine Mariana
Josephine Penelope

Leave a comment below.

  1. Josephine says:

    I was named after Jo from Little Women. I was actually never meant to be called Josie because my parents didnt like that nickname but people call me it anyway. It’s weird because I was always meant to be called Jo but no one calls me that.

  2. Josie says:

    my name is josephine (which i love), but i also go by jo / josie / pina! pina comes from the italian derivative of josephine, guiseppina! :)

  3. Josephine says:

    my name is josephine but some nicknames i get called are, josie, jo, jojo and sophie but yeah :)

  4. josella says:

    My name is josephine,I love that name so much and it can also be shortened as josella

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