Josephine

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See also: Joséphine

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French Joséphine, diminutive of Josèphe, feminine form of Joseph. Popularized in English by Josephine Bonaparte, the empress of Napoleonic France.

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Josephine

  1. A female given name from French
    • 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, 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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Joseph +‎ -ine.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒəʊ.zə.fiːn/, /ˈdʒəʊ.zə.fʌɪn/

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Josephine (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor.
    • 2013, Simon Winder, Danubia, Picador 2014, p. 266:
      In the 1780s however these were just a couple of strands in the mayhem of Josephine reform, with decrees streaming out of the Hofburg […] at an astounding rate.
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Josephine

  1. A female given name of French origin.

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Josephine f

  1. A female given name

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Josephine f (genitive Josephines or Josephine)

  1. A female given name from French