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Pronunciation

ʤoʊsəfin

Origin

English, German, Dutch

Meaning

Josephine may originally be an old Hebrew name, but today it has an unmistakable Frenchness to it. Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife was a Josephine. Clearly elegant, classic, delicate and graceful, Josephine means to 'increase'. The pretty French nickname here is, hold onto your heart, Fifi, though Zephine is also used!

Rank in the year 2015

Josephine was ranked #297 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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