Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JO-ee
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of Joseph. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of Josephine or Johanna.

Related Names

Feminine FormJosepha
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn, Tajuana(African American) Yousef, Youssef, Yusef, Yusuf(Arabic) Youcef(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Hovsep(Armenian) Yusif(Azerbaijani) Jone, Joseba(Basque) Zhanna(Belarusian) Joanna, Joseph, Joses(Biblical) Ioanna, Ioseph, Ioses(Biblical Greek) Yosef(Biblical Hebrew) Iohanna, Ioseph(Biblical Latin) Jusuf(Bosnian) Yanna, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana, Yosif(Bulgarian) Joana, Josep(Catalan) Ghjaseppu, Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana, Josip, Josipa, Jozefina, Finka, Joško, Joso, Jozo, Žana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Josef, Josefína(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Josef, Josefine, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jonna(Danish) Jana, Janna, Johanna, Josefien, Josephine, Josephus, Jozef, Fieke, Fien, Fiene, Hanke, Hanna, Hanne, Hannie, Jef, Jennigje, Joep, Johanneke, Joop, Joos, Joost, Jos, Jozefien, Pien, Sjef, Zef(Dutch) Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Jaana, Jana, Janika, Johanna, Joosep, Janne(Estonian) Jóna, Jósef(Faroese) Jose(Filipino) Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jooseppi, Josefiina, Hanna, Hannele, Iina, Janna, Jonna, Juuso(Finnish) Jeanne, Johanne, Josée, Joseph, Josèphe, Joséphine, Fifi, Joanne, José, Josette, Josiane, Yanick, Yannick(French) Xoana, Xosé(Galician) Ioseb, Soso(Georgian) Jana, Janina, Johanna, Josef, Josefine, Josephine, Hanna, Hanne, Jo, Joschka, Joseph, Jupp, Sepp, Seppel(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Iosif, Yanna, Yianna, Nana(Greek) Yosef(Hebrew) Josephus(History) Johanna, Jozefa, József, Hanna, Jóska, Józsi(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna, Jósef(Icelandic) Jusuf, Yusuf(Indonesian) Chevonne, Seosamh, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán(Irish) Giovanna, Giuseppa, Giuseppe, Beppe, Gia, Gianna, Giannina, Giò, Giosetta, Giovannetta, Giusi, Nina, Peppe, Peppi, Peppino, Pino, Vanna(Italian) Iosephus, Johanna(Late Roman) Jana, Janīna, Jāzeps, Žanna(Latvian) Janina, Juozapas, Juozas(Lithuanian) Ivana, Josif, Jovana(Macedonian) Hohepa(Maori) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Josef, Josefine, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike(Norwegian) Josèp(Occitan) Yousef, Yusef(Persian) Janina, Joanna, Józef, Józefa, Józefina, Asia, Joasia(Polish) Joana, José, Josefa, Josefina, Joaninha, , Zezé(Portuguese) Ioana, Iosif(Romanian) Iosif, Yana, Zhanna, Osip(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seona, Seonag, Seòsaidh, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Sìne, Seònaid(Scottish) Ivana, Josif, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Jozef, Jozefína(Slovak) Ivana, Jana, Josip, Jožef, Jožefa, Jože, Žana(Slovene) Yuusuf(Somali) Jose, José, Josefa, Josefina, Juana, Josepe, Juanita, Pepe, Pepito(Spanish) Johana(Spanish (Latin American)) Janina, Janna, Johanna, Josef, Josefin, Josefina, Josefine, Hanna, Joline, Jonna(Swedish) Yusuf(Turkish) Ýusup(Turkmen) Ivanna, Yana, Yosyp, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Yousaf(Urdu) Yusup(Uyghur) Shan, Siân, Siwan(Welsh) Issouf, Issoufou(Western African)

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Entry updated October 11, 2012