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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Josephine
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Josephine in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Josephine:
Records indicate that 291,492 girls in the United States have been named Josephine since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 8,681 people in the U.S. were given the name Josephine. Those people are now 100 years old.
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Comments about the name Josephine
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17 Positive Comments
"My name is Josephine and I love my name,it's classy and everyone says Wow that's a lovely name,so I'm so proud of it. It was my aunts name,and my grans sisters name along with my grandmother. My gran and my Uncle used to call me Josephina, My niece(who's middle name is Josephine) and her children cal me Aunty Jojo which I love and one or two of my friends call me Jo but I don't allow Josie as I dislike that name. I am from Scotland and there are a few people called Josephine that I know but you find it's usually a traditional name that's been passed down from a family member." Jul. 10, 2018:
"i named my yet to be born babygirl Josephine. I love how it is'nt too populair but so pretty and feminine." Feb. 6, 2017:
"I love my name; the only downside to it is the rather bothersome nickname Josie (Which I hate beyond belief) but those close to me know I dislike that name and due to that I have quite a array of nicknames (The one used by my friends; Fino)." Jan. 21, 2013:
"My name is Josephine nd Ive always thought it was strong nd unique in its own pretty way the only thing i dont like is my nickname Jo because so many people spell it like a guys name:Joe!nd sum think of a guy rite off so i also go by Nina which is soooo much cuter and girly than plain old Jo :)" Dec. 13, 2011:
"Hey, my name is Josephine too and I love it, even though many peole say it's old and my gandma's name is Josephine but it suits me sooooo much and people call me josie but Josephine is lovely and gorgeous!" Dec. 20, 2010:
"Josephine is my name too. I love it. People call me Josie, which I don't mind that much - but I really prefer and love to be called Josephine. I rarely meet people with the same name, so when I do it's quite a novelty. I particularly love it when it's pronounced by someone from a French background with a strong French accent." Aug. 11, 2008:
"MY DAUGHTER IS A 4TH GENERATION JOSEPHINE, SHE LOVES NAME - HER NICKNAME IS "JOEE" - WHAT A WONDERFUL NAME!!!" Oct. 20, 2007:
"My 15 month old daughter is named Josephine. It was my grandmother and aunt's name. We call her Josie. LOVE IT" Sep. 2, 2007:
"My daughter is named Josephine as well. She's 2 and wont answer to anything but Joey or Jo. If you ask her is here name is Josephine she'll tell you no. We haven't come across anyone with that name except my grandmother. I love how it is classic and unique for our times." Apr. 3, 2007:
"My little sister is named Josephine and she likes to tell people what her name is. She loves bragging saying "My name is Josephine!" the name suits her." Mar. 27, 2007:
"SO CUTE. Jo, Josie, Joey, all cute nicknames, and Josephine is so classic yet cool." Dec. 23, 2006:
"My daughter is Josephine, we call her Josie. Tons of nicknames, Jo, JoJo, Finey... Not common yet noone mispronounces it or misspells it." Aug. 7, 2006:
"Josephine is a really great name. I wouldn't mind having it myself. I imagine someone with that name as being strong-willed and independent. Oh, and Joey makes a really cool nick-name." Jul. 23, 2006:
"My almost two year old is Josephine. We call her Fifi, affectionately. No one ever misspells it or mispronounces it or has ever guessed that she is anything but 100% feminine. It's been my favorite name since I was 3 and it was also the name of a beloved Aunt. I'm thrilled that I finally had a girl to give it to!" Apr. 28, 2006:
"My very favorite girl name. My first (of three) daughter is named Josephine. My only regret is that I probably should have named her Josie, as that's all we have ever called her. While I love Josephine, it would probably have been easier in her to be officially named Josie instead." Jan. 19, 2006:
"my name is josephine and it makes me feel special now that many don't have it. its a wonderful name." Jan. 13, 2006:
"I named my 1 year old daughter, Josephine and have had no problems with people spelling it wrong nor have they mispronounced it. I get only wonderful comments on her name and since it's my favorite name (I wish it were mine!), I'm very pleased that it's hers!" Jul. 27, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"my sister's name is josephine and she doesn't like it because people call her Joey and she doesn't like being called a boy name" Apr. 24, 2008:
9 Neutral Comments
"my name is Josephine and I'm proud of the name because the name Josephine is very rear in my country......my friends call me Josie or but closer friends call me Joe...... its a wonderful name.....I'm from Nigeria" Jan. 30, 2017:
"My name is josephine people really pronounce it very well and i love the name my dad gave me the name anytime i tell anybody my name they said i had a very beautiful name and am proud of my name" Aug. 24, 2016:
"Hi, my name is Josephine too from Kenya...i lyk my nem its classic,beautiful,formal n exquisit.My friends give me alot of nicknames*Josie Jojo Joss Sphine Fifi etc* no one cals me Jo coz if they do i give them a whack in the head. Its a family name that most people dont have and dont have problem pronouncing it and am proud to have it coz all Josephines are beautiful and unique" Oct. 19, 2013:
"I used to hate my name; I got mocked and bullied for it constantly. Some friends actually like it now, and that helps. I've gone through a few nicknames, mostly "Jodey," but some others in French and Spanish. I insist on Josefina in Spanish; "Jodi" sounds obscene. I like the name much better in French, it sounds prettier and can get shortened to Jos?e sometimes. Parents, please don't give your child this name unless you are prepared to intervene when she gets bullied. Don't be dismissive of it or of her if she does. Not liking your own name and having it used as a title of scorn is very painful growing up." Oct. 1, 2011:
"Josephine has been my favorite name since I was a child and I often wish it had been my own name... as such, I hope to someday have a little girl I can give this beautiful name to 9and pray in the meantime that it doesn't blow up as a super popular name). I love Josephine but like Joey for short, too..." Jun. 15, 2010:
"my name's Josephine. i love it. it's great because it can have so many derivations, most of my close friends call me something different (jo, jozza, josie, jaz, joz .. the list goes on) which is really lovely, and my family call me 'josa' which i also love. and it's french which is always a bonus" Feb. 16, 2009:
"My name's Josephine,(called Josie for short), and though I hated it until I was 13, now I love it. I've only ever met one Josephine (though she was much older). It's a very classic yet very unique name." Oct. 19, 2008:
"My name is josphina and i get called jojo,josie,jo.I really like my name it is quit nice.I known alot of things that come from my name that makes me feel special" Aug. 26, 2008:
"I named my daughter Josephine as well. (She's 1 now too) It's a family name and though I had worries about it being too prissy, I do think it is quite beautiful now and fits her completely. We call her Josie as well. I love that it's not too popular of a name, but it still has that classic quality to it that's popular nowadays." May. 15, 2006:
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