Joseph - boys name

Joseph name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Joseph name meaning:

The name Joseph is of Hebrew origin and holds significant biblical and historical significance. It is derived from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "may he add" or "God shall add." Joseph is a name that has been widely used across different cultures and languages, and its meaning often reflects its popularity.

In the Bible, Joseph is one of the most prominent figures, known for being the son of Jacob and Rachel. He is recognized for his wisdom, faithfulness, and ability to interpret dreams. Joseph's story, particularly his rise from slavery to becoming a powerful leader in Egypt, is a tale of resilience and divine providence. Due to the biblical significance of this name, it has been a popular choice among Christians and Jews for centuries.

The name Joseph carries connotations of strength, leadership, and faith. It is often associated with qualities such as honor, integrity, and dependability. In many cultures, the name Joseph is considered timeless and classic, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a traditional and meaningful name for their baby boy.

Origin: Hebrew

God adds.


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Related names

Joseph , Fifi , Fifine, Jody , Joe , Joey , Joosef, Joosep, Jose , Josef , Josefa, Josefina , Josep, Josepha, Josephe, Josephina, Josette , Josie , Josina, Joska, JosT, Jozsef, Jozsi, Manasses, Pepe, Pepillo, Pepita, Peppino, Pippino, Yosef , Yosefu, Yusuf

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Overall UK ranking: 46 out of 4789

1307 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (46)
  • Wales (58)
  • Scotland (76)

Historical popularity of Joseph

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