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pinWhat 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 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.

Kreatif forms: Jasef, Jesef, Jusef. [more]

pinHow 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. 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 2 years ago), Jose (#76), Joseph (#20), Josephus, Josue (#269), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are the prominent variation forms of Josef appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Pepe, are uncommon. These relations of Josef were favored during the years 1970-1979 (average #598) and are almost as popular today (#673, 18.7% less). Joseph has generally been preferred by parents, although Yusuf seems to be gaining popularity too, and Josef is now less common. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josef, Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jose, Joseph, Josephus, Josue, Yousef, Yusuf in U.S.

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

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