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Joseph
Joseph
is a masculine given name originating from Hebrew, recorded in the Hebrew Bible, as יוֹסֵף‬, Standard Hebrew
Standard Hebrew
Yossef, Tiberian Hebrew and Aramaic
Aramaic
Yôsēp̄. The name can be translated from Hebrew יוסף יהוה‬ yosef YHWH as signifying "Yahweh/ Jehovah
Jehovah
shall increase/add".[1] The name appears in the book of Genesis:[2] Joseph
Joseph
is Jacob's eleventh son and Rachel's first son, and known in the Jewish Bible
Jewish Bible
as Yossef ben-Yaakov.[3] In the New Testament
New Testament
there are two others named Joseph: 1) Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus; and, 2) Joseph
Joseph
of Arimathea, a secret disciple of Jesus who supplied the tomb in which Jesus was buried. The form "Joseph"[4] is used mostly in English, French and German-speaking countries. In Persian the name is called "Yousef". In Spanish the name is called "José". In Arabic, including in the Qur'an, the name is spelled يوسف or Yūsuf. The name has enjoyed significant popularity in its many forms in numerous countries, and Joseph
Joseph
was one of the two names, along with Robert, to have remained in the top 10 boys' names list in the US from 1925 to 1972.[5] It is especially common in contemporary Israel, as either "Yossi" or "Yossef", and in Italy, where the name "Giuseppe" was the most common male name in the 20th century.

Contents

1 Common nicknames 2 Variations in other languages

2.1 Female forms

3 People

3.1 Joseph

3.1.1 Biblical figures 3.1.2 Royalty 3.1.3 Other

3.2 Seosamh

4 See also 5 References

Common nicknames[edit] Diminutives of Joseph
Joseph
include Joe and Joey. Others include Ossie (in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic), Joss and Jody. The feminine form of the name, Josephine, is commonly abbreviated to Jo. Variations in other languages[edit] Variations for males include:[6]

Afrikaans: Josef Albanian: Zef, Josif, Isuf Alsatian: Sepp Amharic: ዮሴፍ (Yosēfi) Armenian: Հովսեփ (Hovsep) Arabic: يوسف‎ (Yūsuf, Youssef, Yussef, Yousif, Yousef) Azerbaijani: Yusif, Yusuf, Usub Belarusian: Іосіф, (Iosif), Язэп, (Yazep) Bengali: ইউসুফ (Iusuf or Yusuf) (Islamic), জোসেফ (Jushef) (Christian) Bosnian: Josip, Jusuf Basque: Joseba, Josepe Bulgarian: Йосиф (Yosif) Burmese (Myanmar): ယောသပ်သည် (Yaw sautsai) Cantonese: 育瑟夫 (Yùsèfū) Catalan: Josep, Pep (shortened form), Jep (an alternative shortened form) Corsican: Ghjaseppu Croatian: Josip, Joso, Jozo, Joza, Joze, Joško, Joža, Jože, Bepo, Bepi, Pino, Osíp Czech: Josef, Diminutives: Pepa, Pepík, Pepik, Jožka, Pepan, Pepča, Pepek, Pepino, Jožin Danish: Josef Dutch: Jozef, Joep, Joost, Jos, Jo, Jef, Seppe, Josephus English: Joseph, Joe, Joey Esperanto: Jozefo Estonian: Joosep, Joosu Faroese: Jósef Fijian: Josefa Finnish: Jooseppi, Juuso French: José, Joseph, Jojo Friulian: Bepi, Bepo, Bepùt Galician: Xosé Georgian: იოსებ (Ioseb), სოსო ("Soso") German: Josef, Joseph; Jupp (familiar); Sepp, Seppl or Pepi (familiar or diminutive forms, particularly in South Germany and Austria) Greek: Ἰωσήφ (Iōséph), Ἰώσηπος (Iosepos), (Iosipos) Gujarati: જોસેફ (Jōsēpha) Hebrew: יוסף‬ (Yosef), יוסי ("Yossi"/"Joey") Hiligaynon: José, Josef, Josep (rare) Hindi: यूसुफ (Yūsuf) Hungarian: József; Jóska (diminutive) Icelandic: Jósef, Jói Igbo: Yôsēp̄, Yossef, Josef Indonesian: Yoseph, Yosep, Yusuf, Yusup, Ucup, Josef, Joseph Interlingua: Joseph Italian: Giuseppe, Giù, Beppe, Peppe, Peppino, Pino, Bepi, Beppo, Pippo, Puccio, Gioseffo Irish: Seosamh, Iósaf Japanese: ヨセフ (Yosefu), ジョセフ (Jyosefu) Kambaata language, Ethiopia: Yeseffe, Yese, Josse, Jossy Kannada: ಜೋಸೆಫ್ (Jōseph) Kazakh: Yusuf, Jusip Khmer: យ៉ូសែប (Yousaep) Korean: 요셉 (Yosep), 조셉 '('Joseb) Kyrgyz: Жусуп (Dzhusup) Latin: Iosephus Latvian: Jāzeps Limburgish: Joep, Sef Lithuanian: Juozapas, Juozas (shorter form), Juzas (shortest form) Lombard: Giüsèpp, Pèpp, Bèpp Macedonian: Јосиф (J̌osif) Malayalam: ജോസപ്പ് (Josapp) or ജോസപ്പൻ (Josappan), ഔസേപ്പ് (Ousepp), യോസേപ്പ് (Yosef), ഔസേപച്ചന്‍ (Ouseppachen), കൊച്ചാപ്പു (Kochaappu), ഈപ്പൻ (Eappan), ഈപ്പച്ചൻ (Eappachan), ജോസഫ് (Jēāsaph) Malaysian: Yusuf, Yusop, Yusoff, Jusoh, Usop Manado Malay: Josef, Yosef, Oce' Maltese: Ġużeppi, Ġużi, Ġuż, Ġużè, Peppi, Peppu, Peppinu, Pepp, Żeppi, Żeppu, Żepp Mandarin: simplified Chinese: 约瑟; traditional Chinese: 約瑟; pinyin: (Yuēsè), simplified Chinese: 约瑟夫; traditional Chinese: 約瑟夫; pinyin: (Yuēsèfū), 玉素甫 (Yùsùfǔ), Zho-Zi-Fu Marathi: योसेफ Maori: Hohepa Mongolian: Иосеф (Iosyef) Nepali: यूसुफ (Yūsupha) Norwegian: Josef Occitan: Josèp Persian: يوسف‎ (Youssef ,Yūsuf, Yussef) Polish: Józef (Yu-zef), Diminutive: Józek, Józio Portuguese: José, Josefo,[7] Zé, Zezé (the last two are nicknames) Provençal: Jóusè Punjabi: ਯੂਸੁਫ਼ (Yūsufa) Quechua: Husiy Romanian: Iosif, Iosub Romansch: Giusep, Gisep, Giusi, Sepp Russian: Иосиф (Iosif), Осип ("Osip") Samoan: Iosefa (Sefa) Sardinian: Josepe, Zosepe, Gisepu Scottish Gaelic: Seòsaidh Serbian: Јосиф (Josif), Јосеф (Josef), Јозеф (Jozef) Sepedi: Josefa Sicilian: Giuseppi Sinhala: ජොසේ (Jose), ජෝසේෆ් (Jōsēf) Slovak: Jozef, Jožo, Dodo, Ďoďo Slovene: Jožef, Jože Spanish: José; hypocoristic versions: Pepe, Chepe, Che, Cheo, Chelo Sundanese: Yusup, Usup, Ucup Swedish: Josef Sylheti: য়ুসুফ (Yusuf) Syriac: ܝܘܣܦ (Yosip, Yausef, Ossi) Tagalog: Jose, Pepe, Peping, Tamil: ஜோசப் (Jōcap, Josef), யொசெப் (Yocep, Yosef) Telugu: జోసెఫ్ (Jōsef) Thai: โจเซฟ (Co sef, Josef) Tongan: Siosefa Turkish: Yusuf, Yasef Ukrainian: Йосип (Yosyp) Urdu: يوسف‎ (Yūsuf) Uzbek: Иосиф (Iosif) Valencian: Josep Venetian: Juxepe, Bepi, Bepin Vietnamese: Giu-se or Giô-xếp or Yuse or Giô-sép Welsh: Joseff Yiddish: Yissl, Yussel, Jayzl Yoruba: Josefu, Yesufu, Yusuf Shona: Joze, Joza Zulu: uJosefa

Female forms[edit] Main article: Josephine (name)

Albanian: Jozefina, Zefina Catalan : Josepa, Pepa (shortened) Croatian: Josipa, Josica, Jozica English: Jo, Josephine, Joette French: Joséphine Greek: Ιωσηφίνα (Iosiphina) Irish: Seosaimhín Italian: Giuseppa, Giuseppina Maltese: Ġuża, Ġużeppa Norwegian: Josefine, Josephine Polish : Józefina (Yo-zef-yna) Portuguese: Josefa, Josefina, José
José
(mainly in the compound Maria José), Zezé (nickname) Romansh: Giuseppa, Giuseppina, Samoan: Iosefina Sardinian: Josepa, Zosepa, Zosepedda Spanish: Josefa, Josefina Swedish: Josefin, Josefine, Josephine Yiddish: Jayzl, Yissl

People[edit] Joseph[edit] Biblical figures[edit]

Joseph
Joseph
(patriarch), son of Jacob
Jacob
in the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
book of Genesis Saint Joseph, husband of Mary the mother of Jesus Joseph
Joseph
of Arimathea, secret disciple of Jesus

Royalty[edit]

Austria

Joseph
Joseph
I, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph
Joseph
II of Austria Franz Joseph
Joseph
I of Austria

Portugal

Joseph
Joseph
I of Portugal, King of Portugal Joseph, Prince of Brazil Joseph, General Inquisitor (1720–1801) – a natural son of King John V of Portugal, one of the Children of Palhavã.

Spain/Italy/France

Joseph
Joseph
Bonaparte, King of Spain, King of Naples

Other

Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria Maximilian I Joseph
Joseph
of Bavaria, King of Bavaria Joseph
Joseph
(Khazar), king of the Khazars during the 950s and 960s

Other[edit]

Gamamedaliyanage Joseph
Joseph
Lalith Neomal Perera
Neomal Perera
(born 1965), Sri Lankan Member of Parliament Joseph (Petrovykh)
Joseph (Petrovykh)
(1872–1937), metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church Joseph
Joseph
Albrier, French painter Joe Alexander (American football), American football player Joseph
Joseph
Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States Joseph
Joseph
Brodsky, Russian and American poet and essayist Joseph
Joseph
Carraro, State Senator from New Mexico Chief Joseph, Nez Perce tribal leader Joe Choynski, American boxer Joe Clancy, American football player Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr.
( Joseph
Joseph
Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.), American singer, actor and pianist Joseph
Joseph
Connors, American art historian Joseph
Joseph
Conrad, Polish-British writer Joseph
Joseph
Cook, Prime Minister of Australia Joseph
Joseph
Cotten, American actor Joseph
Joseph
Daye, Australian footballer Joseph
Joseph
Dempsie, British actor Joseph
Joseph
Dennie, American writer Josef
Josef
Dobrovský, Czech philologist and historian Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player Joe Dolan, Irish showband singer Joseph
Joseph
W. Esherick, American historian of China Joseph
Joseph
Estrada, 13th President of the Philippines Joseph
Joseph
Fenton, informer killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army Joseph
Joseph
Fitzgerald (other), multiple people Joseph
Joseph
Peter de Fonseka (1897-1948), Sri Lankan essayist and editor Joe Garagiola, American baseball player and broadcaster Joseph
Joseph
Gelfer, British researcher in religion and masculinities Joe Gomez, English footballer Joseph
Joseph
Glidden, created barbed wire Joseph
Joseph
Goebbels, propaganda minister of Nazi Germany Joseph
Joseph
Gordon-Levitt, American actor Joseph
Joseph
Hagerty, American gymnast Joe Hart, English football player Joseph
Joseph
Haydn, Austrian composer Joseph
Joseph
Heller, American author Joseph
Joseph
Dalton Hooker, British botanist Joe Horlen, American baseball player Joe Jacobi, American canoer Joe Jacobson, Welsh soccer player Joe Jonas, lead vocals, the Jonas Brothers Josef
Josef
Jungmann, Czech poet and linguist Joseph
Joseph
Kabui, first President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Joseph
Joseph
Kaiser, Canadian opera singer Jusuf Kalla, 10th Vice President of Indonesia, 2004-09 Joe Kaminer, South African rugby player Joe Katchik, American football player Joe Keeble, American football player Joseph
Joseph
P. Kennedy, American businessman, financer and politician Joseph
Joseph
Koo, Hong Kong composer and arranger Joe Lamas, American football player Joe Lieberman, US Senator from Connecticut Joseph
Joseph
Lyons, Prime Minister of Australia Joseph B. MacInnis
Joseph B. MacInnis
(born 1937), Canadian physician, underwater diver and author Joe Magidsohn, Russian, American football player Joseph
Joseph
L. Mankiewicz, American film director, producer and screenwriter Joseph
Joseph
Marwa, Tanzanian boxer Joe Mauer, American baseball player Joseph
Joseph
Mazzello, American actor Joseph
Joseph
McCarthy, US Senator from Wisconsin Joe McElderry, British singer and winner of The X Factor Joe McGlone (1896–1963), American football player Joseph
Joseph
Carey Merrick, the "Elephant Man" Joseph
Joseph
Mengele, Nazi scientist Joe Minucci (born 1981), American football player Joe Montana, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joseph
Joseph
Nicéphore Niépce, first person to create a permanent photograph Joseph
Joseph
Oliver (other), multiple people Joe O'Malley, American football player Joseph
Joseph
Oosting, Dutch football player Joseph
Joseph
Paulo, New Zealand rugby player Joe Pasquale, winner of the 4th series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Joe Paterno, Penn State football coach Joe Pavelski
Joe Pavelski
(born 1984), American ice hockey player Joe Perry, Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Pesci, American actor Joe Picker
Joe Picker
(born 1987), Australian rugby player Joseph
Joseph
Pickett, American painter Joseph Planta (librarian)
Joseph Planta (librarian)
(1744–1828), Swiss principal librarian of the British Museum, and his son Sir Joseph Planta (1787–1847), English politician Joe the Plumber, figure mentioned at least 20 times during the 2008 US presidential debates Joe Prokop (born 1960), American football player Joe Prokop (halfback) (1921–1995), American football player Joseph
Joseph
Ponniah, 1st Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Batticaloa Joseph
Joseph
Ratzinger, given name of Pope Benedict XVI Joe Righetti (born 1947), American football player Joe Root, a 19th-century American naturalist from Erie, Pennsylvania Joseph
Joseph
Sarvananthan, Sri Lankan Tamil
Sri Lankan Tamil
Anglican priest Joe Satriani, instrumental rock guitarist Joe Sevario, American politician Joe Schilling, American kickboxer Joseph
Joseph
Simmons, aka DJ Run, of rap group Run-DMC Joseph
Joseph
Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement Joseph
Joseph
Smith, III, son of Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
and Mormon Joseph
Joseph
Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953 Joe Stringfellow (1918–1992), American football player Joseph
Joseph
Ualesi, Australian rugby player Joseph Valtellini (born 1985), Canadian kickboxer Joseph
Joseph
Vaz, Indian Catholic priest, "Apostle of Sri Lanka" Joe Vetrano (1918–1995), American football player Joseph
Joseph
Vijay, Tamil actor Joe Vodicka, American football player Joseph
Joseph
Wapasha, Mdewakanton Sioux chief Joss Whedon, American screenwriter, director and producer Joseph Wilf
Joseph Wilf
(1925-2016), Polish-born American businessman Joe Winkler (1922–2001), American football player Joseph Wiseman
Joseph Wiseman
(1918–2009), Canadian actor Joseph Michael Perera
Joseph Michael Perera
(born 1941), Sri Lankan politician Rayappu Joseph, 2nd Bishop of Mannar Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph
Joseph
Chaminda Vaas
Chaminda Vaas
(born 1974), Sri Lankan cricketer

Joseph
Joseph
Ayo Babalola, Nigerian religious figure

Seosamh[edit]

Seosamh Ó Cuaig, Irish politician Seosamh Ó Duibhginn, Irish editor Seosamh Ó hÉanaí, Irish singer Seosamh Laoide, Irish scholar Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil, Irish poet Seosamh Mac Grianna, Irish writer

See also[edit]

Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph
(other) Josef Jozef József Yosef (other), a variation of the name in Hebrew, and the Dutch eye dialect of the name Yusuf
Yusuf
(other), as rendered in Islam/Arabic Joe (other)

References[edit]

^ http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0130.htm (כד וַתִּקְרָא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ יוֹסֵף, לֵאמֹר: יֹסֵף יְהוָה לִי, בֵּן אַחֵר. 24 And she called his name Joseph, saying: 'The LORD add to me another son.') ^ Genesis 30:24 ^ "JACOB, also called Israel". http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/. JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015.  External link in website= (help) ^ "JOSEPH". jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/. JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015.  ^ Frank Nuessel (1992). The Study of Names: A Guide to the Principles and Topics. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 10. Retrieved 11 September 2013.   – via Questia (subscription required) ^ Behind the Name – the Etymology and History of First Names ^ In Portuguese, Flavius Josephus, the author of the Jewish Antiquities is known as Flávio Josefo.

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