Name Joseph Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Joseph


Joseph is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Joseph?

Joseph belongs to the biblical names and derived from the Hebrew name Yosef (יוֹסֵף). In the Book of Genesis, Joseph is the name of the son of Rachel and Jacob. In the New Testament, there are two notable persons called Joseph: the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Joseph of Arimathea, a secret disciple of Jesus.

What does the name Joseph mean?

Joseph means “he will add” and “God increases” (from Hebrew “hosíf/הוֹסִיף” = to increase/to add).

Pronunciation of Joseph

Variants of the name Joseph

Josef Josep Jozef Yosef Yossef

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Popularity of the name Joseph

The name Joseph is ranked #986 overall.

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