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Yosef - Meaning of Yosef

What does Yosef mean?

Meaning of the name YosefJosephJoseYusufJoeJoeyYousefGiuseppeJoslinChePepaYusselJosefJosipJoesphHovsepPepilloJodyJuzefYosiJoschaJoSeosapJojoJoosepeJodie

[ 2 syll. yo-sef, yos-ef ] The baby boy name Yosef is pronounced as YowSEHF †. Yosef is primarily used in the Arabic and Hebrew languages, and it is of Hebrew origin. Yosef is a form of the English, French, and German name Joseph.

A variant of Yosef is the Hebrew pet form Yosi.

See also the related categories, hebrew and arabic.

Yosef is a somewhat popular baby name for boys. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2014, 0.018% of baby boys were given the name Yosef. Its ranking then was #693. In 2015, its usage was 0.016% and its ranking #735. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Yosef, Joseph was the most widely used. In 2015, its use outnumbered Yosef's by 34 times.

Baby names that sound like Yosef include Ioseph, Josyf, Yaaqov, Yackiv, Yacoub, Yacov, Yakeeve, Yakeiv, Yakeive, Yakieve, Yakiv, Yakive, Yakob, Yakov, Yakup, Yashiv, Yashuv, Yogev, Yosif, and Yosip.

† English pronunciation for Yosef: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"


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