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Name Josef

Meaning:He (God) will addTools:

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About the name Josef in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:German, Hebrew
Diminutives:Joschka, Sepp, Yossi
Short forms:Joe
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Jose, José, Josée, Josefa, Jozef, Józef, József, Yosef, Hosea, Jase     Details
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About Joseph/Josepha, the group of names with the same origin as Josef

Meaning/translation:He (God) will add
Language of origin:Hebrew
Info about origin, male:the name is interpreted as May God add another son
 in the Old Testament Joseph is the 11th son of Jacob, advisor to the pharaoh in Egypt, and thus the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
 in the New Testament Joseph is the husband of Maria, the mother of Jesus
Words:yacaph = to add, to increase  Hebrew
Topics:12 Tribes of Israel, New Testament, Old Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:José Colombia 2011,  1:Yusuf Turkey 2014,  1:Yusif Azerbaijan 2015,  2:Josef Austria 2015,  2:Josip Croatia 2011,  3:József Hungary 2014,  4:Josefa Spain 2015,  7:Joseph USA 2003,  9:Josefine Denmark 2013,  12:Giuseppe Italy 2014
Somehow related to:Giosch
Name variants:Beppina, Fien, Fiene, Giuseppa, Giuseppina, Guiseppa, Guiseppina, Josée, Josefa, Josefin, Josefina, Josefine, Josepha, Josephine, Joséphine, Josette, Josi, Josiane, Josianne, Josie, Josina, Josipa, Jozefien, Jozefina, Nuccia, Pepita, Peppina, Pien, Pinuccia, Beppe, Beppo, Giuseppe, Giuseppino, Giusy, Guiseppe, Isuf, Jo, Jody, Joe, Joep, Joey, Joos, Joscha, Joschka, Jose, José, Josef, Joselito, Joseph, Josip, Joska, Jozef, Józef, József, Jupp, Jusuf, Juuso, Nuccio, Pepe, Pepito, Peppe, Peppino, Peppone, Pino, Pinuccio, Sepp, Seppi, Usop, Yosef, Yossi, Youcef, Yousef, Youssef, Youssouf, Yusif, Yusuf, , Zef   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
Austria 1999 56
Austria prevalence 2015 2
Czechia prevalence 2015 4
Germany prevalence 2005 14
MaltaGraph2014 122013 24,  2012 15
SwedenGraph2015 48,  2014 432013 55,  2012 58,  2011 60,  2010 62,  2009 63,  2008 64,  2007 69,  2006 75,  2005 71,  2004 78,  2003 68,  2002 76,  2001 77,  2000 70,  1999 76,  1998 72
Sweden prevalence 2014 99
Switzerland prevalence 2013 23
USA decades 1990-1999 710
USA yearlyGraph2006 974,  2005 843,  2004 917,  2003 893,  2002 848,  2001 795,  2000 813,  1999 7371998 757,  1997 799,  1996 820,  1995 826,  1994 790,  1993 810
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