69%Rating
add to your listSave
Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. kho-SEH(Spanish)
zhoo-ZEH(Portuguese)
ZHO-ZEH(French)
  [key · IPA]

Meaning & History

Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH, as well as a French variant. In Spanish-speaking regions it is occasionally used as a feminine middle name (or the second part of a double name), often paired with María.
VariantsJosepe(Spanish) Joseph(French)
DiminutivesPepe, Pepito(Spanish) , Zezé(Portuguese)
Feminine FormsJosefa, Pepita(Spanish) Josefa(Portuguese)
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, Joe, Joey, Jojo(English) Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Joosep(Estonian) Jooseppi, Juuso(Finnish) 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, 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) Iosif(Romanian) Iosif, Osip(Russian) Seòsaidh(Scottish) Josif(Serbian) Jozef(Slovak) Josip, Jožef, Jože(Slovene) Josef(Swedish) Yusuf(Turkish) Ýusup(Turkmen) Yosyp(Ukrainian) Yusup(Uyghur) Yossel(Yiddish)
User SubmissionJose

Categories

Entry updated