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Variations of Joseph

Grandpa Joe's namesakes can take many forms, as the baby names here demonstrate.
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JosephHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "Jehovah increases"
  • Description:

    Joseph evolved from the Hebrew name Yosef, which was derived from the verb yasaf, meaning “to increase.” In the Old Testament, Joseph is the 11th and favorite son of Jacob and Rachel; in the New Testament, it is the name of the carpenter husband of the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ. Joe and Joey are common nicknames for Joseph, and Josephine is the feminine form.

GiuseppeHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian variation of Joseph
  • Description:

    This form of Joseph is an enduring classic in Italy. In the States it's been hovering under the radar for decades, unlike popular boy Giovanni. It could honor a grandpa Joe, and we think the traditional diminutive Beppe is pretty cute.

YusufHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic variation of Joseph
  • Description:

    In the US, Yousef is a less commonly used spelling. In England and Wales, both variants are even more popular.

YosefHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "God shall add"
  • Description:

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

JosefHeart

  • Origin:

    German, Scandinavian, Czech variation of Joseph
  • Meaning:

    "Jehovah increases"
  • Description:

    The German, Scandinavian and Czech variant of Joseph, borne by several notable European artists and athletes, as well as the brutal Soviet dictator Josef (or Iosif) Stalin.
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JosefHeart

  • Origin:

    German, Scandinavian, Czech variation of Joseph
  • Meaning:

    "Jehovah increases"
  • Description:

    The German, Scandinavian and Czech variant of Joseph, borne by several notable European artists and athletes, as well as the brutal Soviet dictator Josef (or Iosif) Stalin.

JosefHeart

  • Origin:

    German, Scandinavian, Czech variation of Joseph
  • Meaning:

    "Jehovah increases"
  • Description:

    The German, Scandinavian and Czech variant of Joseph, borne by several notable European artists and athletes, as well as the brutal Soviet dictator Josef (or Iosif) Stalin.

JosefHeart

  • Origin:

    German, Scandinavian, Czech variation of Joseph
  • Meaning:

    "Jehovah increases"
  • Description:

    The German, Scandinavian and Czech variant of Joseph, borne by several notable European artists and athletes, as well as the brutal Soviet dictator Josef (or Iosif) Stalin.

JosefHeart

  • Origin:

    German, Scandinavian, Czech variation of Joseph
  • Meaning:

    "Jehovah increases"
  • Description:

    The German, Scandinavian and Czech variant of Joseph, borne by several notable European artists and athletes, as well as the brutal Soviet dictator Josef (or Iosif) Stalin.

JosefHeart

  • Origin:

    German, Scandinavian, Czech variation of Joseph
  • Meaning:

    "Jehovah increases"
  • Description:

    The German, Scandinavian and Czech variant of Joseph, borne by several notable European artists and athletes, as well as the brutal Soviet dictator Josef (or Iosif) Stalin.
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PinoHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian, diminutive of names such as Giuseppino
  • Description:

    There are many more substantial Italian choices.

PepeHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish variation of JosÉ
  • Description:

    Le Pew. We don't think so, although it's a megacommon nickname name in Latino countries.

JoséHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish variation of Joseph
  • Description:

    The Number 30 name in the U. S. , and in recent years at the very top in Texas, reflecting the rapidly growing Latino population -- but still rarely used by Anglos.

YousefHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic, variation of Yusuf
  • Description:

    In the US, the more traditional Yusuf is more popular choice.
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