Most Popular Names
Origin : Hebrew
The name Joseph is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Jehovah increases". Joseph is one of the most classic names in American nomenclature, popular with parents from many ethnic backgrounds and having dual-religious appeal. In the Old Testament, Joseph is the 12th and favorite son of Jacob and Rachel; in the New Testament, it is the name of the carpenter husband of the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ. The warm and friendly nickname Joe is the all-time regular guy name, as in Joe Blow, G.I. Joe, etc., celebrated in songs like 'Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe.' Joe is frequently used on its own, as Kate Winslet did for her son. So even if Joseph may not be as popular as it once was, it will always be a strong and solid choice. Variations of Joseph are popular worldwide, including Jose, Giuseppe and Josef, while the female Josephine is a currently enjoying a style revival.
Popularity of name Joseph over time
There are 2623958 people in the U.S. with the first name Joseph, this name was mostly popular in 1956 with popularity 32732 .
Joseph is used for both genders.
99.59 percent of people with the first name Joseph are man
0.41 percent of people with the first name Joseph are woman
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