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Gender: Female

Origin: French

Meaning: God will Increase

Pronunciation: joh-suh-feen, /ˈdʒoʊsəˌfiːn/, JH OW S AH F IY N

Popularity Rank: #1,749

On this page:

  • 1. Josephine Meaning
  • 2. Josephine Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Josephine
  • 4. Translations of Josephine
  • 5. Josephine Name Popularity
  • 6. Josephine popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Josephine
  • 8. Josephine Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Josephine

Josephine Meaning

Derived from the name Joseph, which means 'God will increase' or 'God will give more'. It is a popular name of French origin.

Josephine also means "God will Increase, God will Multiply, God Shall (a Another Son), God will increase/God will give more".

Josephine is commonly found in Nigeria, United States of America, United Kingdom, and 87 more countries.

Josephine Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: joh-suh-feen

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈdʒoʊsəˌfiːn/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: JH OW S AH F IY N

JH: Pronounce as in "joke" (JH OW K)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

F: Pronounce as in "fish" (F IH SH)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Josephine

Josephine Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Josephine is recorded 38,211 times globally, ranking it as the 1,749th most common name worldwide.

Josephine is most prevalent in Nigeria, with 5,209 occurrences, making it the 237th most popular name in the country.

In Malta, the name Josephine is found among 1 in every 53 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Josephine Popularity by Country

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Nigeria#2371 : 223
United States of America#9341 : 367
United Kingdom#6291 : 235
France#1,0771 : 571
South Africa#9891 : 1,064
Malaysia#7001 : 1,022
Italy#1,3351 : 686
Singapore#2241 : 368
Hong Kong#2751 : 284
Cameroon#2301 : 341
Ghana#1281 : 144
Ireland#2751 : 86
Saudi Arabia#2,8521 : 2,786
Germany#7681 : 382
Philippines#621 : 272
Netherlands#9791 : 463
Canada#8161 : 527
Kuwait#6261 : 1,013
Lebanon#4821 : 357
Belgium#9881 : 559
United Arab Emirates#1,5601 : 1,974
Denmark#2271 : 185
Malta#221 : 53
Namibia#791 : 344
Sweden#4011 : 261
Oman#2,0271 : 2,342
Qatar#1,3251 : 2,056
Macao#2341 : 529
Spain#3,4071 : 3,217
Bahrain#9441 : 1,612
Egypt#12,4941 : 14,337
Switzerland#1,5191 : 1,379
Taiwan#5551 : 1,941
Palestine#4,3691 : 3,648
Israel#4,7111 : 3,599
Mexico#7,4511 : 10,009
Botswana#4511 : 1,179
China#8651 : 2,081
Syrian Arab Republic#7,2071 : 7,605
Austria#2,0631 : 2,257
Jamaica#1,0091 : 1,715
Norway#1,1821 : 1,897
Jordan#5,4411 : 8,095
Costa Rica#3,1441 : 3,802
Sudan#16,5321 : 36,322
Finland#2,2261 : 3,302
Morocco#18,2871 : 29,250
Brunei Darussalam#6711 : 2,366
India#12,9151 : 25,700
Chile#10,5881 : 21,216
Japan#1,8871 : 3,253
Russia#11,9671 : 14,530
Greece#2,6101 : 3,518
Indonesia#7481 : 1,969
Tunisia#13,7611 : 24,860

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Josephine popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Josephine from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Josephine

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Josephine Name Poster

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