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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) 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 (2015 statistics).
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. (2015 statistics).
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