Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. kho-SEH(Spanish)
zhoo-ZEH(European Portuguese)
zho-ZEH(Brazilian 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. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain for the first half of the 20th century.

Related Names

VariantsJose, Josefa, Josepe(Spanish) Joseph(French)
DiminutivesPepe, Pepita, Pepito(Spanish) , Zezé(Portuguese)
Feminine FormJosefa(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, Josipa, Finka, Joško, Joso, Jozefina, Jožica, Jozo(Croatian) Josef, Josefína(Czech) Josef, Josefine(Danish) Josephus, Jozef, Fieke, Fien, Fiene, Jef, Joep, Joop, Joos, Joost, Jos, Josefien, Josephine, Jozefien, Pien, Sjef, Zef(Dutch) Joseph, Jo, Jodene, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joe, Joey, Jojo, Josepha, Josephina, Josephine, Josey, Josie, Posie, Posy(English) Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Joosep(Estonian) Jósef(Faroese) Jose(Filipino) Jooseppi, Iina, Josefiina, Juuso(Finnish) Xosé(Galician) Ioseb, Soso(Georgian) Josef, Jo, Joschka, Josefine, Joseph, Josepha, Josephine, Jupp, Sepp, Seppel(German) Iosif(Greek) Yosef(Hebrew) Josephus(History) Jozefa, József, Jóska, Józsi(Hungarian) Jósef(Icelandic) Jusuf, Yusuf(Indonesian) Seosamh(Irish) Giuseppa, Giuseppe, Beppe, Giosetta, Giuseppina, Giusi, Giusy, Peppe, Peppi, Peppino, Pina, Pino(Italian) Iosephus(Late Roman) Jāzeps(Latvian) Juozapas, Juozas(Lithuanian) Josif(Macedonian) Hohepa(Maori) Josef, Josefine(Norwegian) Josèp(Occitan) Yousef, Yusef(Persian) Józef, Józefa, Józefina(Polish) Iosif(Romanian) Iosif, Osip(Russian) Seòsaidh(Scottish Gaelic) Josif(Serbian) Jozef, Jozefína(Slovak) Josip, Jožef, Jožefa, Jože, Jozefa, Jožica, Pepca(Slovene) Yuusuf(Somali) Josef, Josefin, Josefina, Josefine(Swedish) Yusuf(Turkish) Ýusup(Turkmen) Yosyp(Ukrainian) Yousaf(Urdu) Yusup(Uyghur) Issouf, Issoufou(Western African) Yossel(Yiddish)
Same SpellingJose
User SubmissionJosé'

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   simple  

Name Days

Spain: March 19
Spain: March 23
Spain: April 30
Spain: May 1
Spain: June 23
Spain: June 26
Spain: August 25
Spain: September 18
Spain: November 14

Categories

Entry updated December 14, 2019