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Joseph

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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 59 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations | 💬 1 Comments
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Gender: Male

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God will Increase

Pronunciation: JOH-zef, /ˈdʒoʊzəf/, JH OW S AH F

Popularity Rank: #197

On this page:

  • 1. Joseph Meaning
  • 2. Joseph Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Joseph
  • 4. Translations of Joseph
  • 5. Joseph Name Popularity
  • 6. Joseph popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Joseph
  • 8. Latest News about Joseph
  • 9. Nicknames for Joseph
  • 10. Joseph Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Joseph

Joseph Meaning

Derived from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning 'God will add' or 'May He add'. It is a common name in Christianity and Judaism, famously borne by Joseph in the Bible, the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus.

Joseph also means "God will Increase, Jehova Increases, It will Enlarge, God Shall Add (a Another Son)".

Joseph is commonly found in United States of America, Nigeria, South Africa, and 99 more countries.

Joseph Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: JOH-zef

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈdʒoʊzəf/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: JH OW S AH F

JH: Pronounce as in "joke" (JH OW K)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

F: Pronounce as in "fish" (F IH SH)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Joseph

  • Belarusian: Іосіф, сын Якава
  • Bulgarian: Йосиф (Библия)
  • Breton: Jozeb, mab Jakob
  • Czech: Josef (patriarcha)
  • Danish: Josef (søn af patriarken Jakob)
  • German: Josef (Sohn Jakobs)
  • English: Joseph (son of Jacob)
  • Esperanto: Jozef (filo de Jakob)
  • Spanish; Castilian: José (patriarca)
  • Basque: Josef (patriarka)
  • Finnish: Joosef (Jaakobin poika)
  • French: Joseph (fils de Jacob)
  • Hebrew: יוסף
  • Croatian: Josip (praotac)
  • Hungarian: József (Jákob fia)
  • Italian: Giuseppe (patriarca)
  • Japanese: ヨセフ (ヤコブの子)
  • Kazakh: Жүсіп
  • Korean: 요셉
  • Kurdish: Yûsif
  • Latin: Iosephus (patriarcha)
  • Dutch; Flemish: Jozef (zoon van Jakob)
  • Norwegian: Josef (stamfar)
  • Polish: Józef (postać biblijna)
  • Portuguese: José (filho de Jacob)
  • Romansh: Josef (Vegl Testament)
  • Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan: Iosif (personaj din Vechiul Testament)
  • Russian: Иосиф Прекрасный
  • Serbian: Пророк Јосиф
  • Swedish: Josef, Jakobs son
  • Thai: โยเซฟ (บุตรยาโคบ)
  • Ukrainian: Йосип (син Якова)
  • Vietnamese: Giuse (con Giacóp)
  • Walloon: Djôzef, fi da Djåcob
  • Yiddish: יוסף
  • Chinese: 約瑟 (舊約聖經)

Joseph Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Joseph is recorded 218,300 times globally, ranking it as the 197th most common name worldwide.

Joseph is most prevalent in United States of America, with 61,293 occurrences, making it the 47th most popular name in the country.

In Malta, the name Joseph is found among 1 in every 14 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Joseph Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United States of America#471 : 30
Nigeria#181 : 44
South Africa#461 : 148
France#3031 : 111
United Kingdom#2031 : 50
Cameroon#31 : 59
Ghana#81 : 34
Italy#6481 : 223
Saudi Arabia#6621 : 588
Egypt#9501 : 477
Canada#781 : 76
Peru#2921 : 219
Malaysia#2441 : 485
Lebanon#431 : 54
Colombia#6641 : 385
United Arab Emirates#1961 : 326
Singapore#701 : 189
Mexico#6951 : 366
Belgium#3061 : 148
Ireland#1571 : 48
Hong Kong#2281 : 220
Chile#4971 : 336
Kuwait#1691 : 379
Malta#11 : 14
Philippines#121 : 157
Qatar#1051 : 309
Panama#1211 : 135
Oman#3191 : 430
Costa Rica#1831 : 97
Morocco#1,1901 : 816
Namibia#121 : 105
Israel#8011 : 346
Algeria#1,4001 : 1,429
Syrian Arab Republic#1,1121 : 627
Spain#1,2501 : 783
India#1,0631 : 1,238
Netherlands#1,1891 : 596
Germany#1,1061 : 600
Palestine#1,0461 : 567
Guatemala#4391 : 380
Bahrain#2101 : 475
Sudan#1,6031 : 2,503
Tunisia#1,3961 : 1,174
Taiwan#1061 : 502
Iraq#3,4561 : 2,882
Brazil#1,9731 : 1,980
Switzerland#6721 : 482
Bolivia#9641 : 896
Jamaica#1491 : 224
Botswana#411 : 245
China#2781 : 440
Turkey#3,9481 : 4,237
Sweden#5461 : 408
Libya#2,0051 : 3,001
Jordan#1,6201 : 1,472
Puerto Rico#971 : 135
Macao#2671 : 602
Iran#1,8001 : 1,247
Mauritius#6971 : 822
Austria#9101 : 763
Ecuador#3821 : 483
Haiti#31 : 75
Luxembourg#2661 : 310
Russia#4,0201 : 3,600
Portugal#1,1941 : 1,433
Finland#1,0921 : 1,189
Bangladesh#4,1241 : 5,064
Japan#6301 : 930
Greece#8601 : 943
Czechia#8301 : 771
Angola#5551 : 2,831
Cyprus#1771 : 306
Brunei Darussalam#1901 : 1,022
Denmark#8051 : 1,082
Yemen#5,0211 : 9,055
Norway#8411 : 1,226
Argentina#2,3971 : 3,660
Indonesia#3461 : 964
Poland#1,3151 : 1,630
Hungary#6851 : 1,100
Burundi#391 : 206
Maldives#1331 : 911
Uruguay#2,8241 : 4,824

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Joseph popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Joseph from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Joseph

📰 Latest News about Joseph

Stay updated with the most recent news about Joseph. Read on to catch up with Joseph's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 25, 2024 09:24 PM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Joseph Parker Names The Harder Puncher Between Zhang And Wilder After Fighting Both - SecondsOut
    Source: SecondsOut | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • George Joseph Hasenoehrl | Obituaries | Lewiston Tribune | lmtribune.com - Lewiston Morning Tribune
    Source: Lewiston Morning Tribune | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Former Berkeley County teacher charged with sexual battery of student - Live 5 News WCSC
    Source: Live 5 News WCSC | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Joseph Midiri Obituary (2024) - Waterloo, NY - Finger Lakes Times - Legacy.com
    Source: Legacy.com | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Reed, Joseph - NRVN News
    Source: NRVN News | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Isaiah Joseph | Obituaries | virginislandsdailynews.com - Virgin Islands Daily News
    Source: Virgin Islands Daily News | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Joseph Tate – Sheridan Media - Sheridan Media
    Source: Sheridan Media | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Joseph R. May, law enforcement officer - CapeGazette.com
    Source: CapeGazette.com | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • 2023-24 Season In Review: Pierre-Olivier Joseph - PensBurgh
    Source: PensBurgh | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • Gerald "Jerry" Joseph Rokan Obituary 2024 - CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Homes
    Source: CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Homes | Published on: May 21, 2024

Nicknames for Joseph

Jojo, Joey, Joss, J-Dawg, Jay, Jazzy Joe, J-Man, Juicy J, Joestar, Captain Joe

Joseph Name Poster

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RozJul 1, 2023

Love this name 'JOseph'
This is so truth upon truth description of my most beautiful awesome man!!!One thing missing is the magic Joseph brings to light. Other than that missing it was spot on!

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