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What does Josef mean?

Josef Pronunciation of Josef [josef] as a name for boys is a Hebrew name, and the name Josef means "Jehovah increases". Josef is an alternate form of Joseph (Hebrew). Biblical: the son of Jacob who.

Variations

Josef has 1 variant: Josephe.

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.

Creative forms:
(male) Jesef, Jussef, ..

(female) Jole, Jome, ..

Middle name pairings:
Josef Jamar (J.J.), ..

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)

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 #1703. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josef name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey (#758 in recent rankings), Jose (#80), Joseph (#21), Josue (#271), Yousef (#786) and Yusuf (#592) are the prominent variation forms of Josef (#1703 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Joss, are uncommon. These relations of Josef were favored 105 years ago (average #1509) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1110, 64% 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josef, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joey, Jose, Joseph, Josue, Yousef, Yusuf in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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