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Joseph Donnelly (played by Tom Cruise) is the male main character on "Far and Away", a movie with Nicole Kidman (1992).
Mary-Rach  8/5/2005
Billie-Joe Armstrong from the band Green Day has a son called Joseph!
XxLeah04xX  8/10/2005
Johnny Rzeznik (from the Goo Goo Dolls) has Joseph as one of his two middle names. It was also his father's name.
ravensshadow  10/29/2005
Joseph was the older son of Jacob and Rachel in the bible and his younger brother was called Benjamin.
Dogsy  12/6/2005
Actor Joseph Fiennes, brother of actor Ralph Fiennes, is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Another famous bearer of this name was Joseph Smith Jr., American Prophet and founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ariel  2/1/2006
Remember Joeseph Stalin anyone, I loved his 'stache.
qcrossley  3/2/2006
Famous bearer is Joseph Haydn, an Austrian composer. He's well know as Father of the Symphony.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Connotation for the name Joseph means "God will increase".
― Anonymous User  4/10/2006
Joseph Biden, Jr. is a U.S. senator from Delaware.
breakofday  5/15/2006
First off, I love the name Joseph - I plan to name my son Joseph. No disrespect is intended, but what exactly is God going to add?
BrendanMcC.  6/16/2006
I like this name when it's used for guys who aren't little kids: Joseph just isn't a little kid's name, Joe fits better. However, Joseph is a great guy's name, and it has very nice biblical references. (I'm not saying that all biblical names=GOOD, but the biblical Joseph's WERE good.) :)

P.S. Also, Giuseppe is like the coolest name in the world, aside from Matteo/the other variant of Matthew that sounds like (muh TAY oosh)!
― Anonymous User  7/31/2006
I knew a Joseph at school, but we called him Jojo or Mojo or just Joe.
indigopearl  8/4/2006
Diamond Joseph Quimby is mayor´s name from TV show "The Simpsons".
Maggie_Simpson  8/18/2006
German Nazi minister Joseph Goebbels.
moondropfae  10/11/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Joseph here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
I'm not exactly crazy about this name. It's way too common in my area. I know.
Joe B.
Joey C.
Joe W.
And many more.
spaz123  5/26/2007
This name is really nice. It has a great background too. Plus when the kid is little you can call them Jojo or Joey (that's what I call my brother) and when he gets older Joseph or Joe.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2007
Saying that this name isn't for little kids is just wrong! It can be for little kids and grown ups. I like this name, but it's too popular!
CharlieRob  8/12/2007
Jared Joseph Leto is a famous bearer. =]
― Anonymous User  8/27/2007
Pet forms: Joska, Josa, Pepa, Joe, Zefan.
Maggie_Simpson  9/12/2007
The name Joseph means "God will increase", JAH meaning God or the Lord (See "EL") or BELOVED (God is Love). Different name etymologies for SEPH portion, include "multiplies, adds, or increases". I suggest that increases also means in crosses. To add or multiply is the same symbol, x or + turned. I also point out how much SEPH sounds like SAVE. I suggest to you all that DAVIDs, AMYs, and Joe/JOSEPHs tend to be prolific babymakers.
jaydubyo  10/5/2007
One famous bearer is Croatian hockey player Joe Sakić, born 7th July 1969, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Janika  11/12/2007
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Estonian
Estonian form of JOSEPH
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KMesipuu  1/3/2008
Real name of actor Corin Nemec ("Nyeh:mets") is Joseph.
Karcoolka  1/25/2008
I like this name, but it's way too common where I live, I prefer Giuseppe more.
jasmineenimsaj  2/16/2008
A famous bearer was English sideshow attraction Joseph Merrick (August 5, 1862 – April 11, 1890), better known as "The Elephant Man". He suffered from a severe malformality and became a sideshow attraction in Victorian-era Britain. He's the subject of the popular play "The Elephant Man", first produced on Broadway in 1979, and its 1980 Academy Award-nominated film adaption. He was initially portrayed on Broadway by Philip Anglim, and in the film by John Hurt.
AndrewJKD  3/13/2008
The're nothing wrong with the name per se, but I always associate it with jerks. There's the evil man Joseph Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson, and the creepy Joseph Simpson, the father of Jessica Simpson. This is also the English equivalent of Josef, which was Stalin's first name.
slight night shiver  4/25/2008
The actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Chantessy  5/25/2008
Joseph Ratzinger is the birth name of the Bishop of Rome.
gio2475  5/27/2008
Isn't Joseph Ratzinger the birth name of Pope Benedict the Sixteenth, not the Bishop of Rome? Is the Pope the Bishop of Rome? That comment confused me.
xKatiex  8/18/2008
Yes, xKatiex, the Pope is the Bishop of Rome.
gio2475  9/25/2008
Number 10 for boys in 2005.
Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
Joseph "Little Joe" Cartwright, Bonanza!
welovejamesarness  7/11/2008
I like the name Joseph a lot, however; I don't think I'd name my child Joseph because people would shorten it to Joe, and I wouldn't want my son to be "Just another average Joe".
KayeKiLa  8/15/2008
Italian actor Raymond Romano and Anna Scarpulla have a son Joseph, born 16. February 1998.
Emilie007  9/3/2008
I like this name a lot. I used to think it sounded dull and overused. But now, I have met some really nice guys with this name. I don't think it sounds good shortened to Joe or Joey. Yuck! But the name in it's full version is very nice and very old world.
Jeremiah2911  11/19/2008
Sir Joseph Banks was a famous botanist and fellow voyager of Captain James Cook. He discovered many new plants in the South Seas around the time of James Cook. He discovered a particular type of Cassava Root which is now used to make some crisps (potato chips). :)
walesgal92  3/28/2009
A famous bearer of this name is Joe Jonas, full name Joseph Adam Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers.
meggsxx3  4/20/2009
This is my brother's name. It can also be pronounced "jo-sehf", equal stress on each syllable.
zippity bubble  5/4/2009
My brother's name, after my father, Jose. Joey, Joe, it's all been done and I'm sure he thinks it's just as boring.
Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
Quite possibly my favorite boy's name. There is a dignity and strength with this name that I love, balanced with gentleness. It sounds wise and strong and caring and intelligent. There are enough famous Josephs, starting from Old Testament times to right now, to satisfy anyone. It is classic and even if it climbs to number one in the American popularity charts I would still use it for a son.
britto08  11/21/2009
Joseph Anthony Morrelli. Stephanie Plum's on again-off again boyfriend in the Janet Evanovich's books.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2009
Joseph is the name of Jesus' dad.
luckychansey  2/6/2010
Sir Joseph William Bazalgette (28 March 1819 – 15 March 1891) was a British (English) civil engineer of the 19th century. As chief engineer of London's Metropolitan Board of Works his major achievement was the creation in response to "The Great Stink" of 1858 of a sewer network for central London which was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera epidemics, while beginning the cleansing of the River Thames.
walesgal92  2/7/2010
The King of Pop superstar Michael Jackson has the middle name Joseph.
starz26  3/11/2010
Joesph Jackson is the father of American superstar Michael Jackson.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2010
The list goes on and on of the famous bearers of this name, but my favorites would be Joseph Jonas of the Jonas Brothers and actor Joseph-Gordon Levitt. I wouldn't call my son this name because it is so common but it is a very handsome name.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2010
A very dignified-sounding (and dignified-looking) name in its entirety, and easy to picture on both a child and a senior. I like the nickname Joey, though definitely not the nickname Joe, which to me sounds like the name of a half-wit.
IYV  7/17/2010
I adore this name, but definitely common.
Chrila96  10/13/2010
Joseph is a very sweet name, despite being ENTIRELY too common and biblical. My boyfriend's name is Joseph, he goes by Joey or Joe. I really don't like either nickname, and I wish I could just call him Joseph. Joseph is a really nice name to say, it rolls off of your tongue, but Joey sounds kind of feminine and Joe sounds kind of dull.
In Unbreakable, this was Bruce Willis's adorable son (his son's name was JOSEPH, not JOEY or JOE) and I really thought it was adorable on a young kid.
In conclusion to my ramblings, I love Joseph, but I don't particularly care fir Joe or Joey.
DaphneSusan  12/15/2010
Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was an English writer and statesman.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2011
Joseph van Aken (1699-1749) was a Flemish-born painter.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2011
My sons name is Joseph and he was born in 2003 when this name was less common. He is named after his grandfather. What I like about the name Joseph is that nobody else my sons age (8 years) has the same name. He is the only Joseph in his class, and most likely the school. I think it is a nice, strong and traditional name.
Kimberley  8/13/2011
This is a good name, though I'm getting tired of hearing the nicknames "Joe" and "Joey". Why can't a guy named Joseph just go by Joseph? Please?
Black_X  8/19/2011
Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) was a German sculptor, draughtsman, teacher and Performance artist, regarded and the most influential figures in avant-garde art in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2011
Joseph Dempsie, an actor best known for his role as Chris Miles in the British television series, Skins.
November Raine  10/30/2011
Joseph Mount, lead singer and guitar player of the British band "Metronomy".
CarolinW  11/25/2011
Very masculine name that ages well.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, had the full name Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliot Trudeau.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2012
Joseph (1776-1847) was one of the sons of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and his wife Maria Luisa of Spain.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Joseph (1799-1807) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II and his wife Maria Teresa.
CarolinW  6/20/2012
Joseph (1678-1711) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his third wife Eleonore. He later became Emperor Joseph I.
CarolinW  7/15/2012
Joseph (1721-1728) was the son of Augustus III of Poland and his wife Maria Josepha.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
Joseph (1728-1733) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII and his wife Maria Amalia.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
Joseph (1692-1669) was the daughter of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and his first wife Maria Antonia.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
Joseph (1671-1723) was the son of Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria and his wife Enrichetta of Savoy.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
Joseph (1741-1790) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and his wife Maria Theresia. He later became Emperor Joseph II and the older brother Marie Antoinette.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
Joseph (1754-1763) was the son of Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony and his wife Maria Antonia.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
Joseph is also pronoucned JO-zəf (or JOZ-if) in English.
Kate  10/31/2012
My little cousin's name is Joseph, he goes by Joey. I always love seeing little kids with classic names.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Silent film comedian Buster Keaton (1895–1966) was born Joseph Frank Keaton.
sea7968  2/18/2013
Couldn't "Seph" be a nickname for Joseph?
El is a Beth  4/23/2013
An easily lovable name from first sight for me. "Joe" is a fine usable nickname. All the more reason to love "Joseph". =)
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Staff Sergeant Joseph J. Toye of the 101st Airborne had this name.
Speirs  6/7/2014
If I name my boy Joey, would it be too hard for him to go back to "Joseph" as he grows up? I feel that Joseph is a better name for adults.
yingnan  10/2/2014
Joseph King (also known as Genda Koujirou) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2014
I love the name Joseph but prefer it as a middle name because I'm not really a fan of the nickname Joe. Genesis talks about Joseph and it is amazing. I believe Joseph is an absolutely beautiful picture of Christ.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
I always thought that Joseph, as well as it's nicknames, were the most overrated names that I've ever heard of. There I said it. Not saying I despise it though.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2015
This is one of my top five favorite names of all time! I have used this name for a novel character, who happens to pretty much be my favorite character that I have ever created. He is so much more like me than I ever would have expected...
Anyways, this name is such a neat name because it has been around since the beginning of time, basically, but it still has a modern, more edgy twist to it... you don't find too many given names that are that way. It is one of a small group of names that has maintained popularity throughout history and I think that that is really spectacular and really neat!
EmerAnder17  11/23/2015
An ugly, overused name favored by sexist, homophobic Catholics, plus who would want to have the same middle name as that snobby hipster Nate Ruess?
TyrannosaurusRegina  12/7/2015
I think this name is plain and overused, but I still like it. Definitely better than those made up and trendier names nowadays.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
Yusuf is the Arabic version of this name.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
I like this name actually. I picture a tan guy with greasy black hair.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2016
To me it feels more like an old man's name than a young man's or child's. Nothing wrong with this, but I'm just so used to hearing young guys called Joe or Joey that I can't imagine them going by Joseph. Other than that, it's not a bad name at all -- just too common for my liking.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
Too common for my liking. This name isn't bad, it just lacks flavour, if you know what I mean.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2016
It's one of the most used biblical names in every languages and in every period of time. Joe or Joey are the evergreen nicknames in English for Joseph.
Jake Fax  7/17/2016
I've always thought this name was too boring. It's way too overused and sounds too biblical to use. And the nickname Joe is awful.
― Anonymous User  9/16/2016
Joseph Kavinsky is a character from Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle series. He's the main antagonist of the second book, The Dream Thieves. *Spoilers* Despite doing many deplorable things such as kidnapping Ronan's younger brother Matthew, drugging Ronan and murdering his friend Prokopenko and creating a copy of him, he's quite a fan favourite. He dies at the end of The Dream Thieves.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2016
Has anyone heard this name pronounced like 'JO-ziv' in English? I think sometimes it comes out that way but I'm not sure what kind of accent that is.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2017
Joseph "Joe" Rubbo is an American film actor and television producer best known for his performance as David in the 1982 coming-of-age comedy-drama The Last American Virgin. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA. One of Rubbo's earliest film roles was as a wrestler in the critically acclaimed 1982 Robin Williams comedy-drama The World According to Garp. However, he is most known for co-starring as David in Boaz Davidson's The Last American Virgin (1982) and Arney in the 1985 teen film/sex comedy Hot Chili. He later had a minor role in the 1996 movie Striptease. Rubbo made numerous television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman throughout the 1980s, most memorably playing Letterman's stepson "Ray Letterman" in a sketch. Since 2010, he has been the executive producer of VIP Television, an entertainment news/lifestyle program focused on South Florida.
cutenose  2/14/2017
I don't think this name is bad for kids at all. I'm in middle school and my friend is named Joseph. It doesn't sound overly mature at all in my opinion. I think it's beautiful and I find the nickname Joe a bit tacky, to be honest. It just feels a bit too common or clichéd. (Is that the right word? I'm not sure.) But it's still a very nice name and I think it shouldn't matter what age the person is! :)
― Anonymous User  2/23/2017
Joseph Roger Mario Lemieux, OC, CQ is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played parts of 17 seasons with the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins between 1984 and 2006. Dubbed "The Magnificent One" or "Le Magnifique", he is widely acknowledged to be one of the best players of all time. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Lemieux became part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. A gifted playmaker and fast skater despite his large size, Lemieux often beat defencemen with fakes and dekes.
cutenose  2/25/2017
Joseph Matthew "Joe" Alwyn is a British actor, known for playing the titular role in the war film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Alwyn was born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to Elizabeth, an author, columnist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and Richard Alwyn, a documentary filmmaker. Raised in the Crouch End/Tufnell Park area of London, he was educated at the City of London School. Although an "introverted" child, he secretly wanted to be actor. He became a member of the National Youth Theatre in his late teens. While studying English literature and drama at the University of Bristol, he acted in two student productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After graduating in 2012, he completed a BA in acting at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
cutenose  7/13/2017
This is one of my all time favourite names. I find this name to be incredibly handsome, strong and masculine and also sophisticated without sounding too stuffy, and it's also one of those names that can fit any age and any person.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2017
I love this name and I want to name my son Joseph after Joseph Joey Logano!
― Anonymous User  11/1/2017
Joey is nickname for NASCAR driver Joseph "Joey" Logano and you remember seeing him at NASCAR races in USA!
― Anonymous User  11/1/2017
My older brother is named Joseph, one of the few popular names that I actually like, and he despises being called "Joe" or "Joey".
batmanhaskryptonite  12/15/2017
Joe from the hidden-camera TV show Impractical Jokers got his nickname from his full first name, Joseph.
MarioDM02  2/16/2018

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