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Gender: Male Meaning of Yosef: "God shall add" Origin of Yosef: Hebrew Yosef's Popularity in 2017: #678

The name Yosef is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God shall add". Yosef is ranked #678 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Variations of Joseph and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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A widely used Hebrew form of Joseph, with a sophisticated and continental air.

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Famous People Named Yosef

Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Russian-American Orthodox rabbi, leader of Chabad
Yosef Elboim, Israeli rabbi, leader of the Third Temple movement
Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, medieval Spanish-Ottoman rabbi, author of Shulchan Aruch
Shmuel Yosef Agnon, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Pop Culture References for the name Yosef

Yosef Zimmerman, from the movie "Holy Rollers"
Yosef, mascot of Appalachian State University

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Yosef's International Variations

Yossil, Yosel, Yossel (Yiddish)