Yosef - boys name

Yosef name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Yosef name meaning:

The name Yosef is of Hebrew origin and has a deep historical significance. It is derived from the Hebrew word "yosef" meaning "he will add" or "God will increase." Yosef is a popular boys' name in Jewish culture and holds a significant place in religious texts, primarily due to the famous biblical character Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel.

Joseph is one of the most prominent figures in the Old Testament, known for his story of being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and rising to become a powerful ruler in Egypt. He is often described as a wise, honorable, and righteous man, making the name Yosef associated with qualities such as strength, leadership, and integrity. In Jewish tradition, naming a child Yosef is seen as a way to honor this biblical figure and instill these positive traits in the child.

Overall, the name Yosef carries a rich cultural and historical significance, representing a strong connection to Jewish heritage and spirituality. It symbolizes aspirations for growth, divine blessings, and the hope for a noble and honorable life.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Joseph. God adds.

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: 1184 out of 4789

23 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Yosef

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