What does Josef mean?
Josef /jo-sef/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Josef's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Josef means "Jehovah increases". Josef is an alternate form, with the suffix -f, of Joseph (Hebrew). Biblical: the son of Jacob who.
Josef▼ has 1 variant: Josephe.
Josef▼ has 41 more alternative forms via Joseph: Che, Giuseppe▼, Giuseppino, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Jodi, Jodie▼, Jody▼, Joey▼, Joop, Joos, Jose, Joseito, Joselito, Josep, Josephus, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue▲, Joszef, Jozef, Osip, Pepe, Pepito, Peppi, Pino, Pipo, Sepp, Seppi, Yousef▲, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusuf▲, Yusup and Yuszef.Kreatif forms: Jasef, Jesef, Jusef. [more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Josef for boys. Josef entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #505 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Josef and corresponding names. Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey (#686 in 2014), Jose (#76), Joseph (#20), Josephus, Josue (#269), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are the prominent variation forms of Josef appearing in the Top 1000. Forms like Pepe are uncommon. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4017%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3267%, 18.7% less), with the versions Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey and Josef becoming somewhat outmoded. Josue (#269), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Yosef. This name tends to be less commonly used than Josef.