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UsageEnglish
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Meaning & History

Short form of JOSEPH. Five famous sports figures who have had this name are boxers Joe Louis (1914-1981) and Joe Frazier (1944-), baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), and football quarterbacks Joe Namath (1943-) and Joe Montana (1956-).
VariantsJo, Joey, Jojo
Feminine FormJosepha
Other Languages & CulturesYousef, Youssef, Yusef, Yusuf Arabic Youcef Arabic (Maghrebi) Hovsep Armenian Yusif Azerbaijani Joseba Basque Joseph, Joses Biblical Ioseph, Ioses Biblical Greek Yosef Biblical Hebrew Ioseph Biblical Latin Jusuf Bosnian Yosif Bulgarian Josep Catalan Ghjaseppu Corsican Josip, Joško, Joso, Jozo Croatian Josef Czech Josef Danish Josephus, Jozef, Jef, Joep, Joop, Joos, Joost, Jos, Sjef, Zef Dutch Jozefo, Joĉjo Esperanto Joosep Estonian Jooseppi, Juuso Finnish Joseph French Xosé Galician Ioseb, Soso Georgian Josef, Joseph, Jo, Joschka, Sepp, Seppel German Iosif Greek Yosef Hebrew Josephus History József, Jóska, Józsi Hungarian Jusuf Indonesian Seosamh Irish Giuseppe, Beppe, Peppe, Peppi, Peppino, Pino Italian Iosephus Late Roman Jāzeps Latvian Juozapas, Juozas Lithuanian Josif Macedonian Hohepa Maori Josef Norwegian Josèp Occitan Yousef, Yusef Persian Józef Polish José, , Zezé Portuguese Iosif Romanian Iosif, Osip Russian Seòsaidh Scottish Josif Serbian Jozef Slovak Josip, Jožef, Jože Slovene José, Josepe, Pepe, Pepito Spanish Josef Swedish Yusuf Turkish Ýusup Turkmen Yosyp Ukrainian Yusup Uyghur

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Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute