I adore this name. Josephine is such a powerful and elegant name that isn't too common. Definitely on my short list if I ever have a daughter.
Old fashioned name.
Why are you guys so freaking rude! I think Josephine is a wonderful name and I’m glad my mom named me Josephine!
Lovely, elegant name.
I find Josephine so pretty. It is a name that rides the line between elegant and humble in a way that few others do.
I like it. It sounds very fashionable and refined. Fin, Josie, and Joey are cute nicknames for Josephine. I personally see a brunette (any shade) with green or hazel eyes with olive-ish skin. I can see it on any girl, though. Josephina is pretty too, if you like that.
It seems better for a masculine name over the feminine version.
I don't really like the sound of the name, and the nickname Josie is well, um, not very pleasant, but definitely not the worst name in the world! (Really sorry if this offends anyone, Josephines have different characteristics, so I'm not judging anybody!)
Josephine is a pretty name but I slightly prefer Josephina!
Josephine is a cute first or middle name. Josie or Effie is a cute nickname.
"Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" is a popular song with music by Fred Fisher and lyrics by Alfred Bryan. First published in 1910, the composition was originally recorded by Blanche Ring and was, for a time, her signature song. Ada Jones and Billy Murray recorded a duet in November 1910, which was released the following year. There have been many subsequent recordings of the pop standard.

Written in the early days of aviation, it tells of a young man courting his girlfriend by "flying machine" and expresses the technological optimism of the era: "Whoa, dear! Don't hit the moon! No, dear... Not yet, but soon!" (It would take until 1969 for man to reach the moon). It allegedly was based upon Josephine Sarah Magner (April 22, 1883 – July 15, 1966), who was perhaps the first woman parachutist in America with her initial jump in 1905. She was married to early aviation pioneer Leslie Burt Haddock (April 10, 1878 – July 4, 1919), made hundreds of jumps, and assisted Haddock in the building of the first U.S. Army dirigible (Signal Corps Dirigible Number 1) designed by her uncle Thomas Scott Baldwin.
Love this as a middle name! Wouldn't use as a first name, but that's just me! If I ever have a daughter, her name will be Ivy Josephine, or Louisa May, or Lydia Mavis or Lydia Jane. But I will definitely toss Josephine in there somewhere!
This name has always been beautiful and classy to me, saw it once in my older brother's high school yearbook and it's never left my head. In nearly every original book idea I have, I always make sure to include Josephine somewhere!
Josephine is beautiful. To me, it is clearly the name of a princess or a lady of the Victorian aristocracy. Josephine is an elegant, classic, feminine name, sensitive and full of vitality. I'm glad that others like it, but I hope it doesn't become painfully popular because it will lose charm.
I can't help but feel as though this name and "Joseph" are going to skyrocket in popularity this year thanks to the upcoming president.
Beautiful, sweet, but strong name. Classic. Josephine is great name, class!
Josephine Baker is a good namesake!
Pretty name, I love it!
Such a pretty, classic girls name that is timeless on a little girl or an older woman. My favorite nicknames for Josephine are Posey/Posie and Sosie.
Josephine “Jo” Hopper was the wife and muse of American painter Edward Hopper and an artist in her own right. She studied under the painter Robert Henri and is featured in his painting The Art Student.
This is a lovely name. It's elegant without being too cutesy and girly. I despise the nickname Jo, though.
Josephine Langford is Australian actress Katherine Langford's sister.
Josephine Langford is an actress from the movie “After” and she plays Tessa in the movie.
It would be a good girl name with either Josie or Jodie as a pet name (pet name is an old-fashioned word for nickname)
My name is Josephine and I am called Josie! I love the name sososososososososo much.
It’s pretty. It makes a great feminization of Joseph without trying too hard.
My name is Josephine, and everyone calls me Josie. I like it, but I would never name my daughter Josephine. Two cousins and my great aunt also have Josephine, but in the form of a middle name! My middle names are Mary and Mildred.
I think Josephine Lucy would be nice name combo for a girl and I also think any girls with that name Josephine Lucy would be awesome!
Josephine “Jo” March is an autobiographical character in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Jo is the feistiest out if the four heroines, with a hot temper and a fierce love for her sister Beth. She marries Professor Fritz Bhaer.
Pretty name, although I despise the nickname 'Josie'. 'Jo' is much more pleasant. This is a name I would consider calling a future daughter if my brother weren't called Joe.
Josephine is a very beautiful name, I love it! The only forced feminine form of Joseph that doesn't get too much judgement like Jacobine. It's also a nice feminine form for Joseph as well as Josepha. Josephina is also nice. Makes a really good middle name especially if it's the first name of the grandmother who gave her granddaughter this as her middle name. So that means the family name is advanced. Josephine is a classy, elegant name!
I think the name Josephine Sonali is a cute name for your girls and that the name Josephine Sonali is an adorable name for newborn girls!
I really like the name Josephine Sonali and I think Josephine Sonali is lovely name plus that is what I am planning to name my one of my three daughters!
Josie is a cute nickname. Please don't use Jo. Jo isn't cute.
In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Josephine who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 369th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
A very pretty and elegant dated name that I love.
Saint Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of Sudan. Her feast day is celebrated on February 8.
Josephine is so old-fashioned, but I love the nickname Josie, and Jo is my favourite character in Little Women.
I think it's a classic, even though I grew up reading the Series of Unfortunate Events and listening to the audiobook for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator over and over. Though, I am a huge fan of linguistics as well, so I suppose that may be a connection ^_^"
Joseph is a good name already, and this isn't too bad. The nickname "Josie" is pretty cute, too.
I have a great-grandma who would be named Josephine in English (her real name is Josefina, I’m Hispanic and she was named after her mom Josefa aka Josepha). I love this name and I would give my daughter this name if I had one to honor her, maybe Angela Josephine or Josephine Angelina to honor my grandmother Mary of the Angels “Angela” (Maria de los Angeles “Angelita”) and Josephine (Josefina).
I love the name Josephine and I am planning to name my three daughters Josephine Sonali, Scarlett Ruma and Brittany Josephina!
Josephine Barry is Diana's great-aunt in Anne of Green Gables.
This name is so lazy and terrible. Sounded like they just wanted to make a female version of Joseph and just added an "ine" to make it girly. Of course, they failed miserably. So lazy and terrible. Use a more feminine name.
It's a nice classic name, but seems to have lost its culture in modern usage (like many other names).
It's a nice name, but sounds rather like 'blaspheme'.
I think I prefer Josephine on a girl to Joseph on a boy. Joseph is just so common, Josephine is not. If I used it, it would be shortened to Josie only if my daughter liked.
Josephine Earp is famous bearer of this name!
I love this name Josephine! I want to name my daughter Josephine Brittany after Brittany Logano, the wife of Joey Logano.
Josie is an amazing wonderful name and we should all remember it when we are naming our children. It is a beautiful name for a girl as well as a boy. Remember that it exists when you get pregnant.
I love this name! It is the best name I have ever heard in my whole entire life! You should give your child this name! Your child should give your grandchild this name! Everyone on earth should have this name! Josephine is the most beautiful in the whole world! Imagine how much better the world would be if everyone was just named Josephine! It would be so much better! There are so many nicknames for Josephine: Jo, Jojo, Jose, Josie. I especially like the nickname Josie! That nickname is just so great! Best name/ nickname ever! I'm in love with both.
I named my only daughter Josephine a few years ago and call her Josie or Posie quite often. Now that she's school age she changes her nickname every year! So far she's used Fifi, Posie & Josie. I don't know what she'll decide when she's older but whichever she chooses will be alright with me!
Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She co-hosts the ABC daytime talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and Joy Behar: Say Anything! On Current TV, from 2012 until the channel switched formats in August 2013. Behar's new weekly late-night talk show, Late Night Joy, premiered on TLC in November 2015.
Josephine Henning is a German footballer who plays as a centre-back for the Germany national team and Olympique Lyon of the French Division 1 Féminine. Since making her debut for the national team in September 2010, she has won over 25 caps and represented her country at UEFA Women's Euro 2013 and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
This name is very cute name.
Josephine Skriver is a Danish fashion model. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel and since her modeling debut in 2011, she has walked in over 300 fashion shows, modeled for some of the world's biggest fashion brands and been on the cover of and featured in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire.
This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl, some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lyra
Josephine Paige
Savannah Josephine
Tessa Josephine
Sarah Josephine
Violet Josephine.
This is the most beautiful girls name of all.
I love this name. I'd give my daughter this name and nickname her Josie.
Even though its roots are in the name "Joseph", Josephine is a very feminine, beautiful, classy and sophisticated name. A timeless classic with many good nickname alternatives.
I've always found this name so stunning & captivating sounding and just so jaw-droppingly beautiful. =)
Truly sweet lovely name, don't know why it's died down so much.
I agree with Hushpuppy. This is possibly my favorite girl name and will be the first choice for my daughter.
I've never really thought much of the name Josephine until my cousin named her daughter this. Jo/Jojo, as we call her, is one of the sweetest and most precocious toddlers you'll ever meet, and she made me love her name.

I think Josephine is a dynamic name- she can be more soft and gentle, while also being lively and spirited; I can picture an adorable little girl like Jojo and also see her growing up to become a lovely accomplished adult.
Josephine is the full first name of the Third Doctor's companion Jo Grant.
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.
I think this name is just beautiful. So feminine and classy. There is a song called 'Josephine' that Chris Rhea wrote for his daughter.
Josephine is also pronounced JO-zə-feen in English.
This is one of my closest friends names and she goes by Josie. I also love Posy and Sephy. It is a gorgeous name.
Josephine Baker (b. 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri) was an American dancer.
Old-fashioned girls name that is due for a revival. I really like Josie as a nickname.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
I like this name, but it's rather dated. Still nice though.
I used to hate this name but it grew on me a lot over the years now I think its cute.
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.
I absolutely adore this name! But, its nicknames (Jo, Josie) seem borderline tacky to me, either too cutesy or too masculine.
There is the English artist Josephine Wall.
Actor Matt Craven and make-up artist Sally Sutton have a daughter Josephine Crnkovich, born 1995.
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.
I like the nickname Ephiny. Otherwise Jo.
Josephine is the name of a song by Chris Rea.
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.
In The Catcher in the Rye, Phoebe Caulfield's middle name is Josephine.
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.
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.
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".
Singer Maite Kelly and Florent Michel Raimond have a daughter Josephine Raimond, born 22nd January 2008.
The main character in the novel and movie Looking for Alibrandi bears this name. Hers is shortened to Josie.
In my opinion, this is a great name which is a timeless classic and it can fit anyone! Plus it's got awesome nicknames!
I think this is an ugly name and I can't believe it's still popular. EEK!
The popular exotic dancer Josephine Baker was a bearer of this name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Josephine here:
Josephine is the full first name of Josie from Josie and the Pussycats.
My favorite nickname for Josephine is Posie.
Josephine Potter (or Joey Potter) is one of the female main characters (played by Katie Holmes) on "Dawson's Creek".
Josephine is a very sophisticated and undated name. The nicknames are very nice, and can fit any sort of person.
Josephine March "Jo", main character of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" is a notable bearer of this name.

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