Josephine

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See also: Joséphine

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French Joséphine, diminutive of Josèphe, feminine form of Joseph; made popular by the Empress of Napoleon.

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Josephine

  1. A female given name
    • 1868 Louisa May Alcott: Little Women. Chapter 3:
      "I hate my name, too, so sentimental! I wish every one would say Jo instead of Josephine. How did you make the boys stop calling you Dora?”
    • 1998 Steven Herrick, A Place Like This, Univ. of Queensland Press, ISBN 0702229849, page 86:
      I'm going to call him Joseph / or Josephine if it's a girl. / Why? / Because it's a strong name, / Joe, Joseph.

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Josephine

  1. A female given name of French origin.

Dutch[edit]

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Josephine f

  1. A female given name

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Josephine ? (genitive Josephines)

  1. A female given name of French origin.