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Josef meaning and name origin

Josef \j(o)-sef\ as a boy's name has the meaning "Jehovah increases" and is a variant of Joseph (Hebrew), biblical: the son of Jacob who, sold by his brothers into slavery, rose to become a supreme power in Egypt.

Josef has 1 variant form: Josephe.

Josef is also pronounced similarly to Josif, Joszef and Jozef. Other suggested similar baby names are Iosef, Jose, Josep, Josip and Yosef.

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Popularity of Josef

Josef is a somewhat popular first name for males (#867 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#71618 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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