[ 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.
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 2017, 0.019% of baby boys were given the name Yosef. Its ranking then was #678. In 2018, its usage was 0.017% and its ranking #723. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Yosef, Joseph was the most widely used. In 2018, its use outnumbered Yosef's by 29 times.
† 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)"