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Josephine March "Jo", main character of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" is a notable bearer of this name.
-- savvy  6/10/2005
Josephine is a very sophisticated and undated name. The nicknames are very nice, and can fit any sort of person.
-- SadieMarch  6/16/2005
Josephine Potter (or Joey Potter) is one of the female main characters (played by Katie Holmes) on "Dawson's Creek".
-- Mary-Rach  8/6/2005
My favorite nickname for Josephine is Posie.
-- Fionafabulous  5/17/2006
Josephine is the full first name of Josie from Josie and the Pussycats.
-- Tudor  6/20/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Josephine here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
A character in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events is named Josephine. She is afraid of pretty much everything, and her greatest joy in life (before she's eaten by leeches) is grammar.
-- rain-angel03  9/18/2006
I find the name Josephine classic and charming but still not very pretty. I also find the nickname Josie cute, but rather weak. Jo makes a better, more substantial nickname into adulthood.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
An evil woman is called this in the book I am writing. Needless to say, I am not particually fond of it, as I think it sounds snobby.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2007
I think this name is very pretty and underused. It is old-fashioned and I like it. I might even name my daughter that. I would call her "Jo" for short, though.
-- CharlieRob  5/6/2007
The popular exotic dancer Josephine Baker was a bearer of this name.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2007
I think this is an ugly name and I can't believe it's still popular. EEK!
-- Honeyrose  8/8/2007
In my opinion, this is a great name which is a timeless classic and it can fit anyone! Plus it's got awesome nicknames!
-- spaz123  8/12/2007
The main character in the novel and movie Looking for Alibrandi bears this name. Hers is shortened to Josie.
-- Keladry  3/21/2008
Singer Maite Kelly and Florent Michel Raimond have a daughter Josephine Raimond, born 22nd January 2008.
-- Emilie007  7/4/2008
My middle name, although it's spelled "Josefin". It's spelled that way beacause my parents thought "it was best to keep it simple". Now, I've learnt to like the spelling. In Sweden, the spelling "Josefin" is much more usual than "Josephine", although some people spell it "Josefine".
-- Anonymous User  8/3/2008
In Sweden there have been some royals with the name.
Josephine of Leuchtenberg, 14 March 1807 - 7 June 1876) was the Queen consort of Oscar I of Sweden and Norway. She was known as Queen Josefina. Her paternal grandmother and namesake was Joséphine Tascher de La Pagerie, the first wife of Emperor Napoléon I of France.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2008
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine; born 10 June 1982) is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
Her fourth name, Josephine, is in honour of her ancestress Josephine of Leuchtenberg (later Queen of Sweden and Norway under the name Josefina) the daughter of Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife Empress Joséphine by her first husband.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2008
In The Catcher in the Rye, Phoebe Caulfield's middle name is Josephine.
-- moonbaby9307  10/25/2008
I really don't like the English pronunciation of the 'J', but in French it's much softer, you say it with the 'zh' sound. That sounds 100 times more pretty to me. Also the old nickname for Josephine is Fifi.
-- Meggiemuffins  11/3/2008
Josephine is the name of a song by Chris Rea.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2008
I like the nickname Ephiny. Otherwise Jo.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2009
A famous bearer was American coloratura soprano Josephine Antoine (1907-1971). She appeared with the Metropolitan Opera from 1936 to 1948. After her career with the Met, she performed as a famed concert performer. She also worked in the radio industry.
-- AndrewJKD  7/11/2009
Actor Matt Craven and make-up artist Sally Sutton have a daughter Josephine Crnkovich, born 1995.
-- MaggieSimpson  9/16/2009
There is the English artist Josephine Wall.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2010
I absolutely adore this name! But, its nicknames (Jo, Josie) seem borderline tacky to me, either too cutesy or too masculine.
-- EchoSketcher  5/11/2010
A character named Josephine Perry is the subject of five stories published by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the early 1930s. The character was based on his first real life love, debutante Ginevra King.
-- sunshinechild67  7/17/2010
I used to hate this name but it grew on me a lot over the years now I think its cute.
-- AmericaSpainGermany  8/26/2010
I like this name, but it's rather dated. Still nice though.
-- Chrila96  10/14/2010
Ah, Josephine is one of my absolute FAVORITE names. It is so sophisticated, and comes with the cutesy, girly nickname Josie (which I LOVE) the tomboyish Jo (which I love, thanks to Winona Ryder's Jo March) or the more uncommon Joey.
All of the nicknames are gorgeous, the name itself is gorgeous--if I marry a man named Joseph I might have to use Josephine as our daughter's middle name! Absolutely STUNNING.
-- DaphneSusan  12/15/2010
Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark was born on January 8, 2011 and christened April 14, 2011. She is the daughter of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
-- munkin93  4/14/2011
The song "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" was the most popular song of 1911 and was first recorded in 1910. It was sung several times in the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic".
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2011
I have loved this name ever since I read the book Little Women and fell in love with the character Josephine, however I have an ex-boyfriend named Joseph and that has made me hesitate in actually using it. However, I think that it's a fantastic name, and I will probably end up using it as a middle name for my first daughter.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2011
If there were not a family-tradition (and personal belief) of using the parents' forenames as their childrens' middle names (father for son; mother for daughter), then I would be absolutely possessed into using "Josephine."

It is a delightfully charming, classic, and strength-filled name, by all means... but I am not quite sure that I would enjoy it as a first, personally.
-- Francesca  1/26/2012
Old-fashioned girls name that is due for a revival. I really like Josie as a nickname.
-- Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
Josephine Baker (b. 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri) was an American dancer.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2012
This is one of my closest friends names and she goes by Josie. I also love Posy and Sephy. It is a gorgeous name.
-- littlemissebony  7/23/2012
Josephine is also pronounced JO-zə-feen in English.
-- Kate  10/31/2012
I think this name is just beautiful. So feminine and classy. There is a song called 'Josephine' that Chris Rhea wrote for his daughter.
-- Almonds  7/25/2013
Josephine Baker (b. 1906 - d. 1975, born Freda Josephine McDonald) was American-born French dancer of African American heritage. An American citizen by birth, she became a naturalized French citizen in her thirties.
-- GoodNightingale  9/23/2013

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