Origin : Hebrew

Jehovah increases

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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Most Famous People Named Joseph

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King of Portugal
Holy Roman Emperor
character in the video game "Silent Hill 4"
Holy Roman Emperor
" musical based on Joseph
character on TV's "Friends"
French general in WWI
American boxer
character in the video game "Dream Daddy"
character on TV's "Heroes"
minor character in the Resident Evil series
eleventh son of Jacob in the Bible
character on TV's "The Flash"
character in book and TV's "You"
of the sons of Bani (Ezra 10:42)
character from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"
King of Naples and Sicily
character in book series "The Raven Cycle"
husband of Mary
character in the film "Assassin's Creed"
character in the video game "The Evil Within"
Soviet dictator

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Names Created Using the Letters in Joseph