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Sef

SHORT FORM OF:
josephus, josef, joseph, jozef
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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Usage

  • dutchdutch

Related names

VARIANTS
dutch
joseph, josepha, josephina, josef, josefa, jozefien, jozef, josephine, josephus, Jozefa, Joeséphine, Josefina
PET & SHORT FORM
dutch
Josje

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, joxepa, josepe, Yosebe, Yoseba
belarusian
iosif, yazep
bulgarian
yosif
catalan
josÉ, josep, Josefina, Josepa
croatian
josip, josipa, jozefina
czech
josef, josefa, Josefina
danish
josefine, joseph, josepha, josephina, josef, jozefina, jozef, josephine, josefin, josephin, Josefina
english
joseph, josephina
esperanto
jozefo
estonian
joosep
faroese
jósef, Josefina
filipino
josÉ
finnish
josefine, joseph, josephina, josef, jooseppi, josefiina, joosef, jozef, josephine, josefin, juusefiina, jósepr, juoso, juosu, juuse, juusee, juuska, juusoo, juosukka, Josefina, juuso
french
joseph, josÉ, josÉe, josÈphe, josÉphine
galician
XOSÉ, Xosefa
georgian
ioseb
german
josefine, joseph, josepha, josephina, josef, josefa, josephine, josefin, Josefina
greek
Iósipos, Iosifína, Iosíf
greenlandic
josef
hawaiian
iokepa
hebrew
yosef
hungarian - magyar
jÓzsef
icelandic
jósef, jósefína, Jósebína, Jósefín
irish
joseph, seosaimhín, Iósaf, Seosamh
italian
giuseppe, giuseppa, Gioseffa
latin
ioseph, ioséphus, josephus, Ioseppus, Iosepha
latvian
jāzeps
lithuanian
juozapas
macedonian
josif
norwegian
josefine, joseph, josef, jozefina, jozef, josephine, josefin, josofine, Josefina
old danish
joseph, josef
old swedish
joseph
polish
jÓzef, jÓzefina, Józefa
portuguese
josÉ, josefa, Josefina
romanian
iosif
russian
yuzefa, iosif, osip
scottish
joseph, Eòsaph, Seòsaph
serbian
josif
slovene
josip, josipa, jozefina, josefa, joŽefa, joŽef, Jožefina, Josefina
spanish
josÉ, josefa, Josefina
swedish
josefine, joseph, josepha, josephina, josef, jozefina, jozef, josephine, josefin, josephin, Josefina
turkish
yūsuf
ukrainian
yosyp
welsh
joseph

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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