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What does Iosif mean?

Iosif Pronunciation of Iosif [iosif] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Iosif means "Jehovah increases". Iosif is a variant form of Iosef (Russian, Hebrew): version of Joseph.


Iosif has 4 variants: Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf and Yusuf.

14 more different relations via Iosef, Joseph: Iosep, Iosip, Jodi, Jodie, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef and Osip.

Creative forms:
(male) Iosin, Iosir, ..

(female) Iosia, Iosivy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Iosif Morris (I.M.), ..

How popular is Iosif?

Iosif is an unusual given name for men. Iosif is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Iosif (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Jodi, Jodie, Jose (#80 in 2015), Josef (#1703), Joseph (#21), Josue (#271), Yousef (#786) and Yusuf (#592). Other variants, like Yusif, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Iosif was well-received among parents in the 1910s (average #1324) and has become significantly reduced since (#931, 64.6% less usage), with the form Joseph becoming less fashionable. Yousef and Yusuf are two of the more fashionable boy names in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jodi, Jodie, Jose, Josef, Joseph in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Iosif is pronounced similarly to Asaf, Yosef, Yoseff and Yusef. Another recommended name is Isia. Like Iosif, these names are not frequently used.

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