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What does Josephus mean?

Josephus Pronunciation of Josephus [jose-phus] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Josephus means "Jehovah increases". Josephus is an alternate form of Joseph (Hebrew). Biblical: the son of Jacob who.


2 different relations via Joseph: Josep and Josephe.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Josephus Frank (J.F.), ..

How popular is Josephus?

Josephus is a rare first name for males. Josephus is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Josephus was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #974 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Joseph (#21 via latest list) is the only other popular variation form of Josephus. Adoption of these forms of Josephus was more pronounced among parents during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 2.7%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.6%, down 77.7%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josephus, Joseph in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelphus, Adolphus, Aonghus, Arsenius, Cleophus, Dollphus (see Dolph), Dolphus, Eusebius, Homerus, Jehu, Jephers, Jephry, Jesous, Jesus, Johnpaul, Jones, Jonpaul, Jose, Josef, Joseito, Joselito, Josh, Joshua, Joshuah, Josiah, Josias, Josip, Joss, Josua, Josue, Joushua, Justinus, Justus, Modestus, Ponthus, Rochus and Sophus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josephus.

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