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Joseph

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Gender  Male
Word/name  Hebrew
Name day  March 19
Region of origin  Israel
Joseph
Pronunciation  /ˈdʒoʊzᵻf/ or /ˈdʒoʊsᵻf/
Related names  Joe, Joey, Jojo, John, Josiah, Josias, Josh, Joshua, Jeshua, Jesse, Jess, Joss, Joy, Joyce, Julius, Jules, Jose, Josephus, José, Joseba, Giuseppe, Yoseph, Yusuf, Seph, Seth, Steph, Joan, Joanne, Joanna, Jones, Jonas, Jolyon, Joel, Yoel, Jo, Josie, Josephine, Josephina, Juuso

Joseph is a masculine given name originating from Hebrew, recorded in the Hebrew Bible, as יוֹסֵף, Standard Hebrew Yossef, Tiberian Hebrew and Aramaic Yôsēp̄. The name can be translated from Hebrew יוסף יהוה yosef YHWH as signifying "Yahweh will/shall increase/add".

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The name appears already in the book of Genesis: Joseph is Jacob's eleventh son and Rachel's first son, and known in the Jewish Bible as Yossef ben-Yaakov.

In the New Testament there are two others named Joseph: 1) Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus; and, 2) Joseph of Arimathea, a secret disciple of Jesus who supplied the tomb in which Jesus was buried.

The form "Joseph" is used mostly in English, French and German-speaking countries. In Arabic, including in the Qur'an, the name is spelled يوسف or Yūsuf. The name has enjoyed significant popularity in its many forms in numerous countries, and Joseph was one of the two names, along with Robert, to have remained in the top 10 boys' names list in the US from 1925 to 1972. It is especially common in contemporary Israel, as either "Yossi" or "Yossef", and in Italy, where the name "Giuseppe" was the most common male name in the 20th century.

Common nicknames

Diminutives of Joseph include Joe and Joey. Others include Joss and Jody. The feminine form of the name, Josephine, is commonly abbreviated to Jo.

Variations in other languages

Variations for males include:

  • Afrikaans: Josef
  • Albanian: Zef, Josif, Isuf
  • Alsatian: Sepp
  • Amharic: ዮሴፍ (Yosēfi)
  • Armenian: Հովսեփ (Hovsep)
  • Arabic: يوسف (Yūsuf, Youssef, Yussef, Yousif)
  • Azerbaijani: Yusif, Yusuf, Usub
  • Belarusian: Іосіф, (Iosif), Язэп, (Yazep)
  • Bengali: ইউসুফ (Iusuf or Yusuf) (Islamic), জোসেফ (Jushef) (Christian)
  • Bosnian: Josip, Jusuf
  • Basque: Joseba, Josepe
  • Bulgarian: Йосиф (Yosif)
  • Burmese (Myanmar): ယောသပ်သည် (Yaw sautsai)
  • Cantonese: 育瑟夫 (Yùsèfū)
  • Catalan: Josep, Pep (shortened form), Jep (an alternative shortened form)
  • Corsican: Ghjaseppu
  • Croatian: Josip, Joso, Jozo, Joško, Joža
  • Czech: Josef, Diminutives: Pepa, Pepík, Pepik, Jožka, Pepan, Pepča, Pepek, Pepino, Jožin
  • Danish: Josef
  • Dutch: Jozef, Joep, Joost, Jos, Jo, Jef, Seppe, Josephus
  • English: Joseph, Joe, Joey
  • Esperanto: Jozefo
  • Estonian: Joosep, Joosu
  • Faroese: Jósef
  • Finnish: Jooseppi, Juuso
  • French: Joseph, Joé
  • Friulian: Bepi, Bepo, Bepùt
  • Galician: Xosé
  • Georgian: იოსებ (Ioseb), სოსო ("Soso")
  • German: Josef, Joseph; Jupp (familiar); Sepp, Seppl or Pepi (familiar or diminutive forms, particularly in South Germany and Austria)
  • Greek: Ἰωσήφ (Iōséph), Ἰώσηπος (Iosepos), (Iosipos)
  • Gujarati: જોસેફ (Jōsēpha)
  • Hebrew: יוסף (Yosef), יוסי ("Yossi"/"Joey")
  • Hiligaynon: José, Josef, Josep (rare)
  • Hindi: यूसुफ (Yūsuf)
  • Hungarian: Jóska, József
  • Icelandic: Jósef (pronounced "YO-sef"), Jósep (pronounced "YO-sep")
  • Igbo: Yôsēp̄, Yossef, Josef
  • Indonesian: Yoseph, Yosep, Yusuf, Yusup, Ucup, Josef, Joseph
  • Interlingua: Joseph
  • Italian: Giuseppe, Giù, Beppe, Peppe, Peppino, Pino, Bepi, Beppo, Pippo, Puccio, Gioseffo
  • Irish: Seosamh, Iósaf
  • Japanese: ヨセフ (Yosefu), ジョセフ (Jyosefu)
  • Kambaata language, Ethiopia: Yeseffe, Yese, Josse, Jossy
  • Kannada: ಜೋಸೆಫ್ (Jōseph)
  • Kazakh: Yusuf, Jusip
  • Khmer: យ៉ូសែប (Yousaep)
  • Korean: 요셉 (Yosep), 조셉 '('Joseb)
  • Kyrgyz: Жусуп (Dzhusup)
  • Latin: IOSEPHUS
  • Latvian: Jāzeps
  • Limburgish: Joep, Sef
  • Lithuanian: Juozapas, Juozas (shorter form), Juzas (shortest form)
  • Lombard: Giüsèpp, Pèpp, Bèpp
  • Macedonian: Јосиф (J̌osif)
  • Malayalam: ജോസപ്പ് (Josapp) or ജോസപ്പൻ (Josappan), ഔസേപ്പ് (Ousepp), യോസേപ്പ് (Yosef), ഔസേപച്ചന്‍ (Ouseppachen), കൊച്ചാപ്പു (Kochaappu), ഈപ്പൻ (Eappan), ഈപ്പച്ചൻ (Eappachan), ജോസഫ് (Jēāsaph)
  • Malaysian: Yusuf, Yusop, Yusoff, Jusoh, Usop
  • Manado Malay: Josef, Yosef, Oce'
  • Maltese: Ġużeppi, Ġużi, Ġuż, Ġużè, Peppi, Peppu, Peppinu, Pepp, Żeppi, Żeppu, Żepp
  • Mandarin: simplified Chinese: 约瑟; traditional Chinese: 約瑟; pinyin: (Yuēsè), simplified Chinese: 约瑟夫; traditional Chinese: 約瑟夫; pinyin: (Yuēsèfū), 玉素甫 (Yùsùfǔ), Zho-Zi-Fu
  • Marathi: योसेफ
  • Maori: Johepa
  • Mongolian: Иосеф (Iosyef)
  • Nepali: यूसुफ (Yūsupha)
  • Norwegian: Josef
  • Occitan: Josèp
  • Persian: يوسف (Yūsuf, Youssef, Yussef)
  • Polish: Józef (Yu-zef), Diminutive: Józek, Józio
  • Portuguese: José, Josefo, Zé, Zezé (the last two are nicknames)
  • Provençal: Jóusè
  • Punjabi: ਯੂਸੁਫ਼ (Yūsufa)
  • Quechua: Husiy
  • Romanian: Iosif
  • Russian: Иосиф (Iosif), Осип ("Osip")
  • Samoan: Iosefa
  • Sardinian: Jisepu
  • Scottish Gaelic: Seòsaidh
  • Serbian: Јосиф (Josif), Јосеф (Josef), Јозеф (Jozef)
  • Sepedi: Josefa
  • Sicilian: Giuseppi
  • Sinhala: ජොසේ (Jose), ජෝසේෆ් (Jōsēf)
  • Slovak: Jozef, Jožo, Dodo, Ďoďo
  • Slovene: Jožef, Jože
  • Spanish: José, Pepe, Chepe, Che
  • Sundanese: Yusup, Usup, Ucup
  • Swedish: Josef
  • Sylheti: য়ুসুফ (Yusuf)
  • Syriac: ܝܘܣܦ (Yausef, Yausep)
  • Tagalog: Jose, Pepe, Peping,
  • Tamil: ஜோசப் (Jōcap, Josef), யொசெப் (Yocep, Yosef)
  • Telugu: జోసెఫ్స్ (Jōsephs)
  • Thai: โจเซฟ (Co sef, Josef)
  • Turkish: Yusuf, Yasef
  • Ukrainian: Йосип (Yosyp)
  • Urdu: يوسف (Yūsuf)
  • Uzbek: Иосиф (Iosif)
  • Valencian: Josep
  • Venetian: Juxepe (pronounced as "Giusepe" or "Iusepe"), Bepi, Bepin
  • Vietnamese: Giu-se or Giô-xếp or Yuse or Giô-sép
  • Welsh: Joseff
  • Yiddish: Yissl, Yussel, Jayzl
  • Yoruba: Josefu, Yesufu, Yusuf
  • Shona: Joze, Joza
  • Zulu: Joseph
  • Female forms

  • Albanian: Jozefina, Zefina
  • English: Jo, Josephine, Joette
  • French: Joséphine
  • Irish: Seosaimhín
  • Italian: Giuseppina
  • Catalan : Josepa, Pepa (shortened)
  • Polish : Józefina (Yo-zef-yna)
  • Portuguese: Josefa, Josefina, José (mainly in the compound Maria José), Zezé (nickname)
  • Spanish: Josefa, Josefina
  • Greek: Ιωσηφίνα (Iosiphina)
  • Croatian: Josipa
  • Maltese: Ġuża, Ġużeppa
  • Swedish: Josefin, Josefine, Josephine
  • Norwegian: Josefine, Josephine
  • Yiddish: Jayzl, Yissl
  • Biblical figures

  • Joseph (patriarch), son of Jacob in the Hebrew Bible book of Genesis
  • Saint Joseph, husband of Mary the mother of Jesus
  • Joseph of Arimathea, secret disciple of Jesus
  • Royalty

  • Austria
  • Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Joseph II of Austria
  • Franz Joseph I of Austria
  • Portugal
  • Joseph I of Portugal, King of Portugal
  • Joseph, Prince of Brazil
  • Joseph, General Inquisitor (1720–1801) – a natural son of King John V of Portugal, one of the Children of Palhavã.
  • Spain/Italy/France
  • Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, King of Naples
  • Other
  • Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria
  • Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, King of Bavaria
  • Joseph (Khazar), king of the Khazars during the 950s and 960s
  • Other

  • Joseph (Petrovykh) (1872–1937), metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Joseph Albrier, French painter
  • Joe Alexander (American football), American 2x All-Pro NFL football player
  • Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America
  • Joseph Brodsky, Russian and American poet and essayist
  • Joseph Carraro, Independent State Senator from New Mexico
  • Chief Joseph, Nez Perce tribal leader
  • Joe Choynski ("Chrysanthemum Joe"), American heavyweight Hall of Fame boxer
  • Joe Clancy, American football player
  • Harry Connick, Jr. (Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.), American singer, actor and pianist
  • Joseph Connors, American art historian
  • Joseph Conrad, Polish-British writer
  • Joseph Cook, Prime Minister of Australia
  • Joseph Daye, AFL footballer for the Gold Coast Suns.
  • Joseph Dempsie, British actor
  • Joseph Dennie, American writer
  • Josef Dobrovský, Czech philologist and historian
  • Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees hall of famer
  • Joe Dolan, Irish Showband singer
  • Joseph W. Esherick, American historian of China
  • Joseph Estrada, 13th President of the Philippines
  • Joseph Fenton, informer killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army
  • Joseph Fitzgerald (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Joe Garagiola, American baseball player and broadcaster
  • Joseph Gelfer, British researcher in religion and masculinities
  • Joe Gomez, English footballer
  • Joseph Glidden, created barbed wire
  • Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda minister of Nazi Germany
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor
  • Joseph Hagerty, American gymnast
  • Joe Hart, English football player
  • Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer
  • Joseph Heller, American author
  • Joseph Dalton Hooker, British botanist
  • Joe Horlen, American major league baseball All Star pitcher
  • Joe Jacobi, American Olympic champion canoer, Canadian slalom pairs
  • Joe Jacobson, Wales soccer player (Oldham Athletic & U21 national team)
  • Joe Jonas, lead vocals from the Jonas Brothers
  • Josef Jungmann, Czech poet and linguist
  • Joseph Kabui, first President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville
  • Joseph Kaiser, Canadian opera singer
  • Jusuf Kalla, 10th Vice President of Indonesia from 2004 to 2009
  • Joe Kaminer, South African rugby union national team
  • Joe Katchik, American football player
  • Joe Keeble, American football player
  • Joseph Koo, Hong Kong composer and arranger
  • Joe Lamas, American football player
  • Joe Lieberman, US Senator from Connecticut
  • Joseph Lyons, Prime Minister of Australia
  • Joseph B. MacInnis (born 1937), Canadian physician, underwater diver and author
  • Joe Magidsohn, Russian, American football player
  • Joseph Marwa, Tanzanian boxer
  • Joe Mauer, American Baseball Player and AL MVP
  • Joseph Mazzello, American actor
  • Joseph McCarthy, US Senator from Wisconsin
  • Joe McElderry, British singer and winner of The X Factor (UK Series 6)
  • Joe McGlone (1896–1963), American football player
  • Joseph Carey Merrick, the "Elephant Man"
  • Joseph Mengele, Nazi scientist
  • Joe Minucci (born 1981), American football player
  • Joe Montana, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback
  • Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, first person to create a permanent photograph
  • Joseph Oliver (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Joe O'Malley, American football player
  • Joseph Oosting, Dutch football (soccer) player
  • Joseph Paulo, New Zealand Rugby League player
  • Joe Pasquale, winner of the 4th series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
  • Joe Paterno, Penn State football coach with the most all time Division I wins
  • Joe Pavelski (born 1984), American professional ice hockey player
  • Joe Perry, Aerosmith lead guitarist
  • Joe Picker (born 1987), Australian Rugby League player
  • Joseph Pickett, American painter
  • Joseph Planta (librarian) (1744–1828), Swiss Principal Librarian of the British Museum, and his son Sir Joseph Planta (1787–1847), English politician
  • Joe the Plumber, figure mentioned at least 20 times during the 2008 US presidential debates
  • Joe Prokop (born 1960), American football player
  • Joe Prokop (halfback) (1921–1995), American football player
  • Joseph Ponniah, 1st Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Batticaloa
  • Joseph Ratzinger, given name of Pope Benedict XVI
  • Joe Righetti (born 1947), American football player
  • Joe Root, a 19th-century American naturalist from Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Sarvananthan, Sri Lankan Tamil Anglican priest
  • Joe Satriani, instrumental rock guitarist
  • Joe Sevario, American politician
  • Joe Schilling, American kickboxer
  • Joseph Simmons, a.k.a. DJ Run, of rap group Run-DMC
  • Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Joseph Smith, III, son of Joseph Smith and an American Mormon.
  • Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953
  • Joe Stringfellow (1918–1992), American football player
  • Joe Toye, American World War II veteran
  • Joseph Ualesi, Australian Rugby League player
  • Joseph Valtellini (born 1985), Canadian kickboxer
  • Joseph Vaz, Indian Catholic priest, "Apostle of Sri Lanka"
  • Joe Vetrano (1918–1995), American football player
  • Joseph Vijay, Tamil actor
  • Joe Vodicka, American football player
  • Joseph Wapasha, Mdewakanton Sioux chief
  • Joss Whedon, American screenwriter, director and executive producer
  • Joe Winkler (1922–2001), American football player
  • Joseph Wiseman (1918–2009), Canadian actor
  • Rayappu Joseph, 2nd Bishop of Mannar
  • Seosamh

  • Seosamh Ó Cuaig, Irish politician
  • Seosamh Ó Duibhginn, Irish editor
  • Seosamh Ó hÉanaí, Irish singer
  • Seosamh Laoide, Irish scholar
  • Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil, Irish poet
  • Seosamh Mac Grianna, Irish writer
  • Interestings

    Josef (Czech variant name Joseph) was the most frequent name in the Czech Lands up to year 1951.

    References

    Joseph Wikipedia


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