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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.


Popularity

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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Josef for boys (2014 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Josef and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Josef and Joseph. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josef, Joseph in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Josef is also pronounced similarly to Josif, Joszef and Jozef. Other suggested similar baby names are Iosef, Jose, Josep, Josip and Yosef. These names tend to be less commonly used than Josef.

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