[ 3 syll. jo-se-fa, jos-efa ] The baby girl name Josefa is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced in Spanish as HHow-SEH-Faa †. Josefa's language of origin is Hebrew. It is predominantly used in Czech, English, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish.
In addition, Josefa is a Czech, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish form of the English, French, and German Josephine.
Josefa is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1906 with 0.010% of baby girls being named Josefa. It was #671 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then, and is of only irregular use now. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Josefa, Josephine was the most frequently used. In the last century Josefa has primarily been a baby girl name.
† Pronunciation for Josefa: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"