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What does Josef mean?

Josef \j(o)-sef\ as a name for boys. Josef's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Josef means "Jehovah increases". Josef is a form of Joseph (Hebrew). Biblical: the son of Jacob who.


Josef has 1 variant: Josephe.

Josef has 41 more alternative forms via Joseph: Che, Giuseppe, Giuseppino, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Joop, Joos, Jose, Joseito, Joselito, Josep, Josephus, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef, Osip, Pepe, Pepito, Peppi, Pino, Pipo, Sepp, Seppi, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusuf, Yusup and Yuszef.


Josef is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#867 out of 1220, Top 71%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#62775 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Josef for boys. Josef entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #505 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josef name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Josef and corresponding names. Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey (#686 in 2014), Jose (#76), Joseph (#20), Josephus, Josue (#269), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are the prominent variation forms of Josef appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4017%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3267%, down 18.7%), with the versions Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey and Josef becoming somewhat outmoded. Josue (#269), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Jose, Josef, Joseph, Josephus, Josue, Yousef, Yusuf in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Yosef. This name tends to be less commonly used than Josef.