[ 2 syll. io-sif, ios-if ] The baby boy name Iosif is pronounced YOWSiyF in Romanian or iyOWSiyF in Russian †. Iosif's language of origin is Hebrew, and it is predominantly used in the Greek, Russian, and Slavic languages. Iosif is a variant of Joseph (English, French, and German).
Iosif is an unusual baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2012, within the group of boy names directly linked to Iosif, Joseph was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Iosif include Eusbio (Spanish), Euseby (English), Eusébio (Portuguese), Jacobi, Jacoby (Hebrew and English), Jakobe (English), Jocoby, Yaacov, Yaakov (Hebrew), Yakiev, Yaqub (Arabic), Yoshivya (Hebrew), Yspadda, Iakopa (Hawaiian), Iokepa (Hawaiian), Iosefa (Samoan), Eusabio, Eusavio, Eusevio, and Iakov (Greek and Russian).
† Pronunciation for Iosif: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"
A famous person named Iosif is Politician Joseph Stalin, born Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, 1879 - 5 March 1953, Gori, Georgia, Russia.