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What does Yosef mean?

Yosef Pronunciation of Yosef as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Yosef means "the Lord increases". Yosef is an alternate spelling of Yusuf (Hebrew): version of Joseph.



VARIANTS Yusuff, Yusef, Yoseff

(male) Yasef, ..

(female) Yone, ..

Yosef Cecil (Y.C.), ..

How popular is Yosef?

Yosef is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#119644 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Yosef was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #670 in the U.S. in the year 2017, and is at #723 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Yosef (#723 A YEAR AGO) ranked in the Top 2000 are Yusef and Yusuf (#567). Adoption of these relations of Yosef was more pronounced among parents in 2017 and has remained as conventional to this day. Yosef and Yusuf are two of the more chic boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yosef, Yusef, Yusuf in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yosef and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yosef is pronounced similarly to Asaf, Iosef, Iosif, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf and Yuszef. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Josef, Joszef, Jozef and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Yosef.

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