Josepha

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Gender: F Meaning of Josepha: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Josepha: Feminine variation of Joseph

Josepha is less heard in this country than in other parts of the world, seen as a slightly awkward feminization a la Ricarda and Benjamina. In the U.S., Josephine or Joanna is the more usual feminine form of Joseph, though you might consider Josepha if you want to break rank.

Famous People Named Josepha

Maria Josepha Benedikta Antonia Theresia Xaveria Philippine, last Queen of Poland by marriage to Augustus III
Maria Josepha of Bavaria (Marie Josephe Antonie Walburga Felicitas Regula), Holy Roman Empress as wife of Joseph II
Maria Josepha Amalia Beatrix Xaveria Vincentia Aloysia Franziska de Paula Franziska de Chantal Anna Apollonia Johanna Nepomucena Walburga Theresia Ambrosia, Queen consort of Ferdinand VII of Spain
Maria Josepha Karolina Eleonore Franziska Xaveria of Saxony, Dauphine of France as wife of Dauphin Louis; mother of Louis XVI
María Josepha Sophia de Iturbide, Princess of Mexico
Maria Josepha Luise Philippine Elisabeth Pia Angelika Margarete, Princess of Saxony; Archduchess of Austria
Maria Josepha (Maria José Joana Eulália Leopoldina Adelaide Isabel Carolina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Francisca de Assis e de Paula Inês Sofia Joaquina Teresa Benedita Bernardina), Infanta of Portugal, Duchess in Bavaria
Josepha Duschek, Bohemian opera singer
Josepha Weber Hofer, Austrian opera singer and sister-in-law of Mozart
Josepha Sherman, American novelist
Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer
Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, birth name of Marie Antoinette of France

Pop Culture References for the name Josepha

Josèpha, from Balzac's 1847 novel La Cousine Bette ("singer and tart; mistress to Hulot")

Josepa, Yosepha, Yosefa, Josipha, Hosefa, Yosipha

Josepha's International Variations

Joska, Pepita (Basque) Jozsa, Jozefa, Jozsi, Jozsefa, Jozska (Eastern European) Peopa, Josefa, Pepina, Chepita, Joseva, Chefa, Pepita (Spanish) Josette, Josephe, Fifi, Josée, Josiane (French) Josepha (German) Pepita (Portuguese)