Josephine (name)


Josephine (name)

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Josephine is a female given name. It is the English version of the French name Joséphine. This is the feminine form of the name Joseph, which is taken from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "The Lord increases".

Variations

It was originally a diminutive form of the French name "Joséphe", and eventually became the standard form in the 19th Century, replacing "Joséphe", which eventually became a very rare name. Josephine is now the 260th most popular name in the USA. Diminutive forms of this name include "Fifi", "Jo", "Josie", "Joetta" and "Jojo".

Male

*Joséphin Péladan (1858-1918), French novelist and martinist

People with the given name Josephine

*Josephine Baker, dancer, actress, and singer
*Josephine Bakhita, ex-slave from Sudan, Catholic nun and saint
*Joséphine Balsamo a.k.a. Countess Cagliosto, fictional character
*Joséphine-Félicité-Augustine Brohan (1824–1893), French actress
*Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, Princess of Belgium, 1927–2005
*Josephine Cox (born 1938), author
*Josephine Foster, American folk singer
*Josephine Clara Goldmark, American reformer
*Josephine Sophia White Griffing, American social reformer
*Josephine Hopper, wife and model of painter Edward Hopper
*Josephine Humphreys, American novelist
*Josephine Shaw Lowell, American social reformer
*Josephine Mitchell (born 1965), Australian actress
*Josephine Louise Le Monnier Newcomb, American philanthropist
*Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden
*Josephine Preston Peabody, American writer
*Josephine Ruffin, early civil rights activist and suffragist
*Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, American civil rights leader
*Josephine Tey, mystery writer
*Josephine Bell, English author
*Joséphine de Beauharnais, Empress of the French

ee also

*Josephine
*Josephine Williams
*Josephine “Jo” March, protagonist of the novel "Little Women"
*Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk, short story by Franz Kafka

References

* [http://www.geocities.com/edgarbook/names/j/josephine.html Josephine database]
* [http://www.behindthename.com/php/view.php?name=josephine Behind The Name]
* [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=josephine Etymology Online]
* [http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ United States Social Security Database]


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