Josephine

Josephine - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Josephine, meaning Jehovah increases, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #30. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Josephine and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Josephine? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Josephine. The baby girl name Josephine was given to 1,916 baby girls in 2012, ranking #160 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 738 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Josephine peaked in popularity 103 years ago in 1916 on position 21.



Famous with this name

Josephine Langford
Josephine Bornebusch
Josephine Siao


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Rating: 5/5 (17 people)


Josephine is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Josephine is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #48 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #580.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Josephine is where you live.


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Josephine origin and meaning

Josephine is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means Jehovah increases. To see famous people named Josephine, pop culture references for the name Josephine and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Josephine

We've found the following names that sound similar to Josephine, sorted by popularity.

Josefina / Jovanna / Jovana / Josephina / Jovan / Josiephine / Javon / Josefine / Javonna / Jobina /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012160
2011181
2010184
2009201
2008210
2007223
2006220
2005230
2004242
2003258
2002264
2001277
2000287
1999311
1998349
1997353
1996372
1995374
1994401
1993420
1992432
1991432
1990441
1989469
1988463
1987501
1986491
1985500
1984475
1983448
1982442
1981451
1980442
1979468
1978450
1977456
1976464
1975448
1974387
1973387
1972372
1971385
1970365
1969341
1968332
1967324
1966307
1965307
1964298
1963282
1962269
1961258
1960263
1959258
1958238
1957222
1956212
1955199
1954186
1953173
1952169
1951159
1950146
1949143
1948134
1947133
1946127
1945120
1944115
1943108
1942100
194192
194089
193984
193883
193782
193677
193575
193459
193362
193257
193151
193049
192945
192842
192739
192637
192536
192434
192330
192227
192128
192028
191926
191824
191721
191621
191522
191423
191324
191228
191129
191030

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota48
District of Columbia54
Nebraska55
Montana60
New Hampshire63
Wisconsin76
South Dakota83
Vermont90
Washington91
Massachusetts98
Iowa106
Missouri108
Oregon113
Colorado113
Illinois117
Rhode Island118
Ohio122
Delaware122
Maine125
Maryland126
Michigan127
Virginia134
Alaska140
Indiana143
Kansas145
Pennsylvania153
Kentucky157
North Dakota157
Connecticut168
New York172
Tennessee182
North Carolina200
West Virginia209
New Jersey217
Georgia218
California226
Idaho242
Louisiana247
Mississippi254
Oklahoma270
Arizona271
Nevada299
Utah325
New Mexico327
Texas335
Florida351
Arkansas358
South Carolina437
Alabama580

Even more about Josephine


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Josephine a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Josephine?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1916
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Josephine
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 738
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,916

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