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What does Iosef mean?

Iosef Pronunciation of Iosef [iosef] as a boys' name is of Russian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Iosef is "Jehovah increases". Variant of Joseph.


Iosef has 2 variants: Iosif and Iosip.

15 more related forms via Joseph: Iosep, Joey, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef, Yousef, Yusif, Yusuf and Yuszef.

Creative forms:
(male) Irvsef, Issef, ..

(female) Iosha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Iosef Raul (I.R.), ..

How popular is Iosef?

Iosef is an unusual given name for males. Iosef is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Joseph (#21 a year ago), Jose (#80), Josue (#271), Yusuf (#592), Joey (#758), Yousef (#786) and Josef (#1703) are the prominent variation forms of Iosef (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Josif, are seldom used. These relations of Iosef were popular as baby names in the 1910s (usage of 2.8%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 1%, down 64%), with forms such as Joey becoming somewhat outmoded. Yusuf and Yousef are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joey, Jose, Josef, Joseph, Josue in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yousef, Yusuf in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joey, Josef, Joseph outside U.S.

Similar Names

Iosef is pronounced similarly to Asaf, Yosef, Yoseff and Yusef. Other recommended names are Ateef, Atef, Ihsan, Ike, Ikey, Ikie, Ilie, Imre, Ince, Ines, Inge, Innes, Inver, Ion, Irven, Isa, Isac, Isak, Isam, Isia, Isme, Issac, Issy, Itiel, Ive, Iven, Iver, Ives, Izsak and Lief. These names tend to be more frequently used than Iosef.

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