Think Baby Names - logo
Popular  |  Random  |  Big List

Josef meaning, boyJosef

Rate Josef: Do you like this name?

Get kreatif with Josef | Add to list (0)

Meaning and name origin

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

Josef has 1 variant form: Josephe.


Josef is a somewhat popular first name for males (#867 out of 1220, Top 71%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#71618 out of 88799, Top 81%) (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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Joseph (#20) and Josef. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joseph, Josef 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.


A to Z Names

© 2015 Think Baby Names
Home - About - Terms - Privacy - Contact