The French feminine form of Joseph that was among the top 100 most popular girl's names on the chart for over 60 consecutive years. One notable bearer of this name was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796. It is also the literary name for "Josephine March" in Louisa May Alcott's famous 1868 novel "Little Women" that influenced its high ranking at the time. Peaked in 1916 and 1917 during the era of Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress, Josephine Hull, most remembered for her long-standing fame on stage before the release of her popular films, such as "Arsenic and Old Lace" in 1944 and "Harvey" in 1950. , God Will Increase

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