What does Josef mean?
Josef /jo-sef/ as a name for boys. Josef's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Josef means "Jehovah increases". Josef is an alternate form, with the suffix -f, of Joseph (Hebrew). Biblical: the son of Jacob who.
Josef has 1 variant: Josephe.
Josef has 24 more alternative forms via Joseph: Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody▼, Joey▼, Joop, Joos, Jose, Joseito, Josep, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef, Yousef▲, Yusif, Yusuf▲ and Yuszef.Kreatif forms:
(male) Jesef, Jussef, ..
(female) Jole, Josa, ..
How popular is Josef?
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. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Josef for boys. Josef entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #722 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is currently at #1446. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Josef and corresponding names. Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey (#686 in recent rankings), Jose (#76), Joseph (#20), Josue (#269), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are the prominent variation forms of Josef (#1446 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Joss, are uncommon. These relations of Josef were favored 104 years ago (average #1509) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1077, 62.1% less usage), with versions such as Joey becoming less stylish. Yousef and Yusuf are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list.
Recommended names are Jase▲, Jasen, Jobe, Joben, Jodey, Joe▼, Joed, Joel, Jomei, Jones, Jorel, Joren, Jorey, Josh▼, Josia, Josua, Jove, Yosef▲ and Yusef. These names tend to be less commonly used than Josef.