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josef

FORM OF:
joseph
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
YÂSAPH > YEHÔSÊPH > IōSḗPH > YOSEF
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
YÂSAPH (יָסַף) YEHÔSÊPH (יְהוֹסֵף) IōSḗPH (Ἰωσήφ)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Hebrew name “Yehôsêph”, meaning “Yehowah has added, he will enlarge, God will increase, may he add”, which in turn derives from “yâsaph”, meaning “to add, increase, do again, increase, do again”. The name has enjoyed significant popularity in its many forms in numerous countries, and is especially common in contemporary Israel, as either "Yossi" or "Yosef". In the Old Testament, Joseph is Jacob's eleventh son and Rachel's first. In the New Testament, Joseph is the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. In the New Testament, there is another Joseph as well, Joseph of Arimathea, a secret disciple of Jesus who supplied the tomb in which Jesus was buried. Yūsuf ibn Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq ibn Ibrāhīm (estimated to have lived in the 16th century BCE) is an Islamic prophet found in the Qurʾān, the holy scripture of Islam, and corresponds to Joseph (son of Jacob), a character from the Jewish religious scripture, the Tanakh, and the Christian Bible.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL
NAMES DAY:
GERMANY January, 29

Usage

  • czechczech
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
joseph, jozef
dutch
joseph, jozef, josephus
finnish
joseph, jooseppi, joosef, jozef, jósepr, juoso, juosu, juuse, juusee, juuska, juusoo, juuso
german
joseph
norwegian
joseph, jozef
old danish
joseph
swedish
joseph, jozef
FEMININE
czech
josefa, Josefina
danish
josefine, josepha, josephina, jozefina, josephine, josefin, josephin, Josefina
dutch
josepha, josephina, josefa, jozefien, josephine, Jozefa, Joeséphine, Josefina
finnish
josefine, josephina, josefiina, josephine, josefin, juusefiina, juosukka, Josefina
german
josefine, josepha, josephina, josefa, josephine, josefin, Josefina
norwegian
josefine, jozefina, josephine, josefin, josofine, Josefina
swedish
josefine, josepha, josephina, jozefina, josephine, josefin, josephin, Josefina
PET & SHORT FORM
czech
Pepa, Jožin
dutch
sjef, zef, seppe, Joeso, Josse, Josken, Jeffie, Joek, Joekie, Joes, Josje, Sef, Sjefke, Youp
finnish
Josse
german
sepp, seppel, jupp
swedish
Josse

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
african - eastern
Youcef, Yousif
ancient greek
iōséph
arabic
yousef, youssef, yūsuf, yusef, Yusuf, Yousof, Yossef, Yousaf, Youcef, Yousif, Youssif, Youssouf, Yousuf, Yuseff, Yusof, Yussef
armenian
Hovsepʿ, Yovsepʿ
basque
joseba, josepe, Yoseba
belarusian
iosif, yazep
bulgarian
yosif
catalan
josÉ, josep
croatian
josip
english
joseph
esperanto
jozefo
estonian
joosep
faroese
jósef
filipino
josÉ
french
joseph, josÉ
galician
XOSÉ
georgian
ioseb
greek
Iósipos, Iosíf
hawaiian
iokepa
hebrew
yosef
hungarian - magyar
jÓzsef
icelandic
jósef
irish
joseph, Iósaf, Seosamh
italian
giuseppe
latin
ioseph, ioséphus, josephus, Ioseppus
latvian
jāzeps
lithuanian
juozapas
macedonian
josif
old swedish
joseph
polish
jÓzef
portuguese
josÉ
romanian
iosif
russian
iosif, osip
scottish
joseph, Eòsaph, Seòsaph
serbian
josif
slovene
josip, joŽef
spanish
josÉ
turkish
yūsuf
ukrainian
yosyp
welsh
joseph

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Name Songs

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Notable people and personalities​

Josef DoleŽal (1920–1999), Czech Race Walker
Josef HladkÝ, Czech-german Medley Swimmer
Josef Lontscharitsch, Austrian Road Cyclist
Josef Zeilbauer, Austrian Decathlete
Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980) Leader Of The Yugoslav Partisans