Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ho-ZAY(English)
ho-SEH(Filipino)
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Meaning & History

Unaccented form of José used mainly in America and the Philippines.

Related Names

VariantsJosé, Josepe
DiminutivesPepe, Pepito
Feminine FormJosefa
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) Joseph, Jo, Jody, Joe, Joey, Jojo, Josey(English) Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Joosep(Estonian) Jósef(Faroese) Jooseppi, Juuso(Finnish) Joseph, José(French) Xosé(Galician) Ioseb, Soso(Georgian) Josef, Jo, Joschka, Joseph, Jupp, Sepp, Seppel(German) Iosif(Greek) Yosef(Hebrew) Josephus(History) József, Jóska, Józsi(Hungarian) Jósef(Icelandic) Jusuf, Yusuf(Indonesian) Seosamh(Irish) Giuseppe, Beppe, Giusi, 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 Gaelic) Josif(Serbian) Jozef(Slovak) Josip, Jožef, Jože(Slovene) Yuusuf(Somali) Josef(Swedish) Yusuf(Turkish) Ýusup(Turkmen) Yosyp(Ukrainian) Yousaf(Urdu) Yusup(Uyghur) Issouf, Issoufou(Western African)
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Entry updated January 21, 2022