[ 2 syll. jo-sef, jos-ef ] The baby boy name Josef is pronounced YOW-ZehF in German †. Josef is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in the Czech, Dutch, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Yiddish languages. Josef is a variant of Joseph (English, French, and German).
Josef is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the height of its usage in 1999, 0.011% of baby boys were given the name Josef. It had a ranking of #737 then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is of only very modest use today. Within the family of boy names directly linked to Josef, Joseph was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Josef: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"