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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.
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BIBLICAL

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • scottishscottish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
josef, jozef
dutch
josef, jozef, josephus
finnish
josef, jooseppi, joosef, jozef, jósepr, juoso, juosu, juuse, juusee, juuska, juusoo, juuso
french
josÉ
german
josef
irish
Iósaf, Seosamh
norwegian
josef, jozef
old danish
josef
scottish
Eòsaph, Seòsaph
swedish
josef, jozef
FEMININE
danish
josefine, josepha, josephina, jozefina, josephine, josefin, josephin, Josefina
dutch
josepha, josephina, josefa, jozefien, josephine, Jozefa, Joeséphine, Josefina
english
josephina
finnish
josefine, josephina, josefiina, josephine, josefin, juusefiina, juosukka, Josefina
french
josÉe, josÈphe, josÉphine
german
josefine, josepha, josephina, josefa, josephine, josefin, Josefina
irish
seosaimhín
norwegian
josefine, jozefina, josephine, josefin, josofine, Josefina
swedish
josefine, josepha, josephina, jozefina, josephine, josefin, josephin, Josefina
PET & SHORT FORM
dutch
sjef, zef, seppe, Joeso, Josse, Josken, Jeffie, Joek, Joekie, Joes, Josje, Sef, Sjefke, Youp
english
joe
finnish
Josse
german
sepp, seppel, jupp
scottish
Eòsaidh, Seòsaidh
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
czech
josef
esperanto
jozefo
estonian
joosep
faroese
jósef
filipino
josÉ
galician
XOSÉ
georgian
ioseb
greek
Iósipos, Iosíf
greenlandic
josef
hawaiian
iokepa
hebrew
yosef
hungarian - magyar
jÓzsef
icelandic
jósef
italian
giuseppe
latin
ioseph, ioséphus, josephus, Ioseppus
latvian
jāzeps
lithuanian
juozapas
macedonian
josif
polish
jÓzef
portuguese
josÉ
romanian
iosif
russian
iosif, osip
serbian
josif
slovene
josip, joŽef
spanish
josÉ
turkish
yūsuf
ukrainian
yosyp

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
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

Song Artist
JOSEPH ALBERT MARC ŒUR
JOSEPH EST AU BRÉSIL ANDREX
VALSE À JOSEPH ÉRIC ZIMMERMANN
JOSEPH DE MANIO ESTHER OFARIM
VALSE À JOSEPH FÉLIX LECLERC
JOSEPH GEORGES MOUSTAKI
CHANT À CHEF JOSEPH GILLES ELBAZ
CHANSON DE JOSEPH HÉLÈNE MARTIN FEAT. JACQUES MARCHAIS
PETIT JOSEPH JULIEN CLERC
Y'A QU'JOSEPH QUI PEUT M'GUÉRIR JULIETTE GRÉCO
JOSEPH LES ELLES
MY NAME IS JOSEPH LES ELLES
LA CHANSON DE JOSEPH MANNICK
LE LOUP DE JOSEPH MANNICK
JE M'APPELLE JOSEPH MICKEY 3D
JOSEPH JOSEPH NINO FERRER
JOSEPH PHILIPPE CLAY
JOSEPH CORNELL THE CLIENTELE
JOSEPH TRICKY

Notable people and personalities​

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (born 1927) Pope Emeritus Of The Catholic Church (pope Benedict Xvi)
Joseph Connors, American Art Historian
Joseph Conrad, Polish-british Writer
Joseph Dalton Hooker, British Botanist
Joseph Daye (born 1990) Australian Rules Footballer
Joseph Dempsie, British Actor
Joseph Dennie, American Writer
Joseph Duggar, (born 1995), Reality Tv Star
Joseph Goebbels, German Minister And Nazi
Joseph Gordon-levitt (born 1981) American Actor, Director, Producer, And Writer
Joseph Hagerty, American Gymnast
Joseph Haydn, Austrian Composer
Joseph Heller, American Author
Joseph Kabui, First President Of The Autonomous Region Of Bougainville
Joseph Koo, Hong Kong Composer And Arranger
Joseph Marwa, Tanzanian Boxer
Joseph Mccarthy, Austrian Senator From Wisconsin
Joseph Mengele, Nazi Scientist
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, First Person To Create A Permanent Photograph
Joseph Oosting, Dutch Football (soccer) Player
Joseph Planta (1787–1847), English Politician
Joseph Planta (librarian) (1744–1828), Swiss Principal Librarian Of The British Museum
Joseph R. Chenelly (born 1976) First U.s. Marine Combat Correspondent
Joseph Simmons (born 1964), American Rapper (run-dmc)
Joseph Smith, Jr., Founder Of The Latter Day Saint Movement
Joseph Stalin, General Secretary Of The Communist Party
Joseph Vaz, Indian Catholic Priest, Apostle Of Sri Lanka
Joseph Vijay (born 1974), Indian Actor, Playback Singer And Producer
Joseph Wapasha, Mdewakanton Sioux Chief
Joseph Wharfe, Professional Northerner
Joseph Wiseman (1918–2009), Canadian Actor