Josephine meaning

jōzə-fēn, -sə-
(person, proper) A feminine name: dim. Jo, Josie; var. Josepha.
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(person) 1763-1814; wife of Napoleon (1796-1809) & empress of France (1804-09): wife (1779-94) of Vicomte Alexandre de Beauharnais (1760-94), Fr. army officer.
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A female given name.
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Origin of josephine

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

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