Joseph

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: the English form of Ioseph, the Latin and Greek form of Hebrew Yosef meaning “Yahweh will increase” or “Yahweh will add”. Yahweh is the name for God in Hebrew.

Nicknames include: Joe, Joey, Josey/Josie, or Seph

Variants:

  • Josef (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Scandinavian)
  • Yousef (Arabic)
  • Youssef (Arabic)
  • Yusef (Arabic)
  • Yusuf (Arabic, Turkish)
  • Yosef (Hebrew)
  • Hovsep (Armenian)
  • Yusif (Azerbaijani)
  • Joseba (Basque)
  • Josepe (Basque)
  • Ioseph (Biblical Greek & Latin)
  • Ioses (Biblical Greek)
  • Joses (Greek)
  • Yosif (Bulgarian)
  • Josep (Catalan)
  • Josip (Croatian, Slovene)
  • Josephus (Dutch, Latin)
  • Jozef (Slovak, Dutch)
  • Jozefo (Esperanto)
  • Joosep (Estonian)
  • Jooseppi (Finnish)
  • Xosé (Galician)
  • Ioseb (Georgian)
  • Iosif (Russian, Greek, Romanian)
  • József (Hungarian)
  • Seosamh (Irish)
  • Giuseppe (Italian)
  • Iosephus (Latin)
  • Jāzeps (Latvian)
  • Juozapas (Lithuanian)
  • Josif (Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Hohepa (Maori)
  • Josèp (Occitan)
  • Józef (Polish)
  • José (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Osip (Russian)
  • Seòsaidh (Scottish)
  • Jožef (Slovene)
  • Yosyp (Ukrainian)
  • Yusup (Uyghur)

Feminine forms:

  • Josepha (English, German)
  • Josephine (German, Dutch, English)
  • Joséphine (French)
  • Josèphe (French)
  • Josée (French)
  • Josette (French diminutive of Joséphine)
  • Josipa (Croatian)
  • Jozefina (Croatian)
  • Josefa (Spanish, Portuguese, Czech)
  • Josefina (Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish)
  • Josefine (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Scandinavian)
  • Jozefien (Dutch)
  • Josefiina (Finnish)
  • Jozefa (Hungarian, Slovene)
  • Giuseppa (Italian)
  • Giosetta (Italian form of Josette)
  • Józefa (Polish)
  • Józefina (Polish)
  • Josefína (Slovak)
  • Jožefa (Slovene)

 

 

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