Joseph meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Joseph No. of characters: 6 Gender: BoyOrigin: English French German Biblical Hebrew
How to pronounce Joseph jo-se-ph What does my name mean? 
Meanings: God will Add God will Increase Jehova Increases It will Enlarge biblical name of Hebrew origin, meaning: God would multiply. Traditional, in many countries widespread name. Namesakes: Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI.

Joseph was ranked 20 in 2016 US male names list and elevated by 4.76% from its previous ranking of 21 in 2015. Joseph was ranked 944 in 2016 US female names list and elevated by 1.15% from its previous ranking of 955 in 2015.

Full form of Joseph : Jovial Opinionated Sentimental Emotional Poised Hesitant

Joseph is a very very popular first name for a boy in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 21 in 2015. Around 88091 people wear Joseph as their first name. Joseph is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Joseph was a widely used first name for boy but is an uncommon first name for a girl which is a rare girl name since 2016 and ranked 20 (0.275425% bearer) in 2016 in US. Around 2603475 people wear Joseph as their first name. Hebrew "yosep" means: "God adds" Feast on March 19th. Name seems a United States native name if we look into the dominance Joseph showcases in the charts. 0.720268% of US citizens have this given name.

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History of Joseph

Joseph, a carpenter in Nazareth, was a righteous man and a believer. He had to show a spirit of openness and faith to believe his betrothed Mary, when she told him that she was pregnant by the intervention of the Holy Spirit and that she would bring forth from the son of God, the expected messiah.

Expression number of Joseph is 1. They have their feet on the ground. Joseph loves adventure and independence and possess determination and originality. Tete, they know what they want. Joseph generally leads and direct others and likes to establishes their individual identity. Full of common sense and logic, they are simple, uncomplicated, easy-going beings. Good, attentive, dedicated, they are always ready to help. Wise, thoughtful, they do not speak to say nothing. Affectionate and tender, they are safe and faithful companions.

Names that rhyme with Joseph Famous people named Joseph
Joanna Joseph in The Remains of the Day as Actress
Josephine Duran in The Houses October Built as Actress
Sienna Joseph in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as Actress
Josephine Huang in Common Ground - The Web Series as Actress
Genie Joseph in Spookies as Producer
Josephine Roberto in M&M, the Incredible Twins as Actress
Josephine Raahauge in Kærlighed på film as Actress
Josephine Pizzino in Mom as Actress
Josephine Messer in There's No Fish Food in Heaven as Actress
Josephine Bauer in Till det som är vackert as Actress
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Other variants of Joseph :Yousef Youssef Yusef Yusuf Hovsep Yusif Joseba Josepe Ioseph Ioses Yosef Yosif Josep Josip Joško Joso Jozo Josef Josephus Jozef Jef Joep Joop Joos Joost Jos Sjef Zef Jozefo Joĉjo Joosep Jooseppi Juuso Xosé Ioseb Soso Iosif József Jóska Józsi Seosamh Giuseppe Beppe Peppe Peppi Peppino Pino Iosephus Jāzeps Juozapas Juozas Josif Hohepa Josèp Józef José Zezé Osip Seòsaidh Jožef Jože Pepe Pepito Yosyp Yusup Yussel  English Boy Names :  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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