Namesakes

Australian Prime Ministers: 4 prime ministers
Joseph Cook   1913-1914  
Joseph Lyons   1932-1939  
John Curtin (a.k.a. Joseph)   1941-1945  
Ben Chifley (a.k.a. Joseph)   1945-1949  
Austrian Dukes and Emperors: 2 archdukes, 1 emperor
Archduke Joseph I   1705-1711  
Archduke Joseph II   1780-1790  
Emperor Franz Joseph I   1848-1916  
Belgian Prime Ministers: 13 prime ministers
Joseph Lebeau   1831; 1840-1841  
Albert Joseph Goblet d'Alviella   1832-1834  
Henri de Brouckère (a.k.a. Joseph)   1852-1855  
Walthère Frère-Orban (a.k.a. Joseph)   1868-1870; 1878-1884  
Jules d'Anethan (a.k.a. Joseph)   1870-1871  
Paul de Smet de Naeyer (a.k.a. Joseph)   1896-1899; 1899-1907  
Aloys Van de Vyvere (a.k.a. Joseph)   1925  
Prosper Poullet (a.k.a. Joseph)   1925-1926  
Camille Huysmans (a.k.a. Joseph)   1946-1947  
Joseph Pholien   1950-1952  
Jean Van Houtte (a.k.a. Joseph)   1952-1954  
Théo Lefèvre (a.k.a. Joseph)   1961-1965  
Jean-Luc Dehaene (a.k.a. Joseph)   1992-1999  
Biblical Characters: 15 characters
Caiaphas (a.k.a. Joseph)   (m)   Luke 3:2  
Joseph   (m)   Gen. 30:23/Gen. 41:45  
Joseph   (m)   Num. 13:7  
Joseph   (m)   1 Chr. 25:2  
Joseph   (m)   Ezra 10:42  
Joseph   (m)   Neh. 12:14  
Joseph   (m)   Luke 3:24  
Joseph   (m)   Luke 3:26  
Joseph   (m)   Luke 3:30  
Joseph   (m)   Matt. 13:55  
Joseph   (m)   Matt. 27:56  
Joseph   (m)   Matt. 1:16  
Joseph Justus   (m)   Acts 1:23  
Joseph   (m)   Matt. 27:57  
Barnabas (a.k.a. Joseph)   (m)   Acts 4:36  
Bohemian Kings: 3 kings
King Josef I (a.k.a. Joseph)   1705-1711  
King Josef II (a.k.a. Joseph)   1780-1790  
King František Josef I (a.k.a. Joseph)   1848-1916  
Canadian Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
John Abbott (a.k.a. Joseph)   1891-1892  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau (a.k.a. Joseph)   1968-1979; 1980-1984  
Joe Clark (a.k.a. Joseph)   1979-1980  
Jean Chrétien (a.k.a. Joseph)   1993-2003  
Stephen Harper (a.k.a. Joseph)   2006-  
Dutch Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck (a.k.a. Joseph)   1918-1925; 1929-1933  
Louis Beel (a.k.a. Joseph)   1946-1948; 1958-1959  
Fictional Characters from Books: 2 characters
Joseph Sedley   1847   Vanity Fair  
Joseph Gargery   1860   Great Expectations  
Fictional Characters from Plays and Musicals: 1 character
Franz Joseph I   1992   Elisabeth  
Fictional Characters from Television: 3 characters
Joey Johnson (a.k.a. Joseph)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Joe Mangus (a.k.a. Joseph)   1994   Party of Five  
Joey Tribbiani (a.k.a. Joseph)   1994; 2004   Friends; Joey  
French Presidents and Prime Ministers: 11 prime ministers, 2 prime minister/presidents, 1 president
(prime minister) Jean-Joseph , Marquis Dessolles   1818-1819  
(prime minister) Édouard Mortier, duc de Trévise (a.k.a. Joseph)   1834-1835  
(prime minister) Léon Faucher (a.k.a. Joseph)   1851  
(prime minister/president) Adolphe Thiers (a.k.a. Joseph)   1836; 1840; 1871-1873  
(prime minister) Louis Buffet (a.k.a. Joseph)   1875-1876  
(prime minister) Joseph Caillaux   1911-1912  
(prime minister) Alexandre Ribot (a.k.a. Joseph)   1892-1893; 1895; 1914; 1917  
(president) Paul Doumer (a.k.a. Joseph)   1931-1932  
(prime minister) Joseph Paul-Boncour   1932-1933  
(prime minister) Philippe Pétain (a.k.a. Joseph)   1940  
(prime minister) Joseph Laniel   1953-1954  
(prime minister/president) Charles de Gaulle (a.k.a. Joseph)   1958-1959; 1959-1969  
(prime minister) Pierre Messmer (a.k.a. Joseph)   1972-1974  
(prime minister) Raymond Barre (a.k.a. Joseph)   1976-1981  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 4 chancellors
(chancellor) Joseph Wirth   1921-1922  
(chancellor) Franz von Papen (a.k.a. Joseph)   1932  
(chancellor) Joseph Goebbels   1945  
(chancellor) Konrad Adenauer (a.k.a. Joseph)   1949-1963  
German Kings and Holy Roman Emperors: 2 king/emperors
King/Emperor Joseph I   1705-1711  
King/Emperor Joseph II   1765-1790  
Haitian Presidents: 5 presidents
(president) Joseph Lamothe   1879  
(president) Joseph Davilmar Théodore   1914-1915  
(president) Louis Borno (a.k.a. Joseph)   1922-1930  
(president) Joseph Nemours Pierre-Louis   1956-1957  
(president) Joseph Nérette   1991-1992  
Hall-of-Famers: 2 basketball, 1 football
(football) Joseph Carr   1963  
(basketball) Joseph Brennan   1974  
(basketball) Joe Fulks (a.k.a. Joseph)   1977  
Hungarian Kings and Queens: 3 kings
King József I (a.k.a. Joseph)   1687-1711  
King József II (a.k.a. Joseph)   1780-1790  
King Ferenc József I (a.k.a. Joseph)   1848-1916  
Nobel Prize Winners: 4 economics, 4 medicine, 2 physics, 1 literature, 1 peace
(physics) J. J. Thomson (a.k.a. Joseph)   1906  
(medicine) Joseph Erlanger   1944  
(medicine) Hermann Joseph Muller   1946  
(economics) Kenneth Arrow (a.k.a. Joseph)   1972  
(economics) George Stigler (a.k.a. Joseph)   1982  
(medicine) Joseph L. Goldstein   1985  
(literature) Joseph Brodsky   1987  
(medicine) Joseph Murray   1990  
(physics) Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.   1993  
(peace) Joseph Rotblat   1995  
(economics) James Heckman (a.k.a. Joseph)   2000  
(economics) Joseph Stiglitz   2001  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 12 actors, 1 magician
Joseph Schildkraut   1896-1964  
Fernandel (a.k.a. Joseph)   1903-1971  
Joseph Mascolo   1929-2016  
Joseph Estrada   1937-  
Tobin Bell (a.k.a. Joseph)   1942-  
Keone Young (a.k.a. Joseph)   1947-  
Teller (a.k.a. Joseph)   1948-  
Cotter Smith (a.k.a. Joseph)   1949-  
Joseph Fiennes   1970-  
Corin Nemec (a.k.a. Joseph)   1971-  
Ben Savage (a.k.a. Joseph)   1980-  
Joseph Gordon-Levitt   1981-  
Rafe Spall (a.k.a. Joseph)   1983-  
Notable Artists: 1 engraver/painter, 1 fashion designer, 1 painter, 1 sculptor
J. M. W. Turner (a.k.a. Joseph)   1775-1851  
Flori Van Acker (a.k.a. Joseph)   1858-1940  
Joseph Beuys   1921-1986  
Percy Irausquin (a.k.a. Joseph)   1969-2008  
Notable Athletes: 7 soccer, 5 rugby, 4 basketball, 2 cricket, 2 football
(basketball) Joseph Brennan   1900-1989  
(basketball) Joe Fulks (a.k.a. Joseph)   1921-1976  
(soccer) Joseph Bonnel   1939-2018  
(basketball) Jo Jo White (a.k.a. Joseph)   1946-2018  
(cricket) Chaminda Vaas (a.k.a. Joseph)   1974-  
(basketball) Lamar Odom (a.k.a. Joseph)   1979-  
(soccer) Joseph Yobo   1980-  
(soccer) Brad Davis (a.k.a. Joseph)   1981-  
(rugby) Joe Tekori (a.k.a. Joseph)   1983-  
(cricket) Eoin Morgan (a.k.a. Joseph)   1986-  
(football) Joe Webb (a.k.a. Joseph)   1986-  
(soccer) Joe Ledley (a.k.a. Joseph)   1987-  
(soccer) Joe Hart (a.k.a. Joseph)   1987-  
(rugby) Joe Moody (a.k.a. Joseph)   1988-  
(football) Joe Barksdale (a.k.a. Joseph)   1989-  
(soccer) James McClean (a.k.a. Joseph)   1989-  
(rugby) Joe Tomane (a.k.a. Joseph)   1990-  
(soccer) Joe Allen (a.k.a. Joseph)   1990-  
(rugby) Joe Launchbury (a.k.a. Joseph)   1991-  
(rugby) Joe Taufete'e (a.k.a. Joseph)   1992-  
Notable Businesspeople: 3 businesspersons
Joseph Wharton   1826-1909  
Joseph Pulitzer   1847-1911  
Larry Ellison (a.k.a. Joseph)   1944-  
Notable Evildoers: 2 persecutors
Joseph Stalin   1878-1953  
Joseph Goebbels   1897-1945  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz   1909-1993  
Notable Military Figures: 1 general
Philippe Pétain (a.k.a. Joseph)   1856-1951  
Notable Musicians: 3 composers, 2 musicians
Joseph Haydn   1732-1809   classical  
François-Joseph Gossec   1734-1829     
Maurice Ravel (a.k.a. Joseph)   1875-1937     
James Brown (a.k.a. Joseph)   1933-2006   soul  
Joseph "Run" Simmons   1964-     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 2 mathematicians, 1 economist, 1 philosopher
Joseph Louis Lagrange   1736-1813  
Joseph Fourier   1768-1830  
Joseph Schumpeter   1883-1950  
Joseph Campbell   1904-1987  
Notable Politicians and Statesmen: 1 politician
Joseph Pulitzer   1847-1911  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 3 inventors, 1 chemist, 1 physicist
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot   1725-1804  
Joseph Marie Jacquard   1752-1834  
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac   1778-1850  
Joseph von Fraunhofer   1787-1826  
J. J. Thomson (a.k.a. Joseph)   1856-1940  
Notable Writers: 2 authors
Joseph Conrad   1857-1924  
Joseph Heller   1923-1999  
Olympic Medalists: 23 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze, 4 silver/gold, 3 bronze/gold, 3 silver/bronze, 1 bronze/silver, 1 gold/bronze/silver
(silver/bronze) Patrick Leahy (a.k.a. Joseph)   1900   high jump; long jump  
(gold) Joseph Ruddy   1904   swimming - 4x50 yard freestyle relay  
(bronze) Lawrence Feuerbach (a.k.a. Joseph)   1904   shot put  
(silver/bronze) Joseph Stadler   1904   high jump - standing; triple jump - standing  
(gold) Joe Deakin (a.k.a. Joseph)   1908   3 mile team  
(bronze) Joseph Forshaw   1908   marathon  
(bronze) Joseph Dreher   1908   3 mile team  
(gold) Charles Bacon (a.k.a. Joseph)   1908   400 m hurdles  
(gold) Tim Ahearne (a.k.a. Joseph)   1908   triple jump  
(gold) Johnny Hayes (a.k.a. Joseph)   1908   marathon  
(silver) James Donahue (a.k.a. Joseph)   1912   pentathlon  
(gold) Joep Packbiers (a.k.a. Joseph)   1920   archery - moving target 28 m, team  
(silver) Joseph Pearman   1920   10 km walk  
(silver/gold) Joseph Guillemot   1920   10000 m; 5000 m  
(bronze/gold) Joseph Hermans   1920   archery - large fixed target, team; archery - small fixed target; archery - small fixed target, team  
(bronze/silver) Joseph Pletinckx   1908; 1912; 1920; 1924   water polo  
(bronze) Joie Ray (a.k.a. Joseph)   1924   3000 m team  
(silver) George Webber (a.k.a. Joseph)   1924   3000 m team  
(silver) Joseph Cludts   1924   water polo  
(silver/gold) Pete Desjardins (a.k.a. Joseph)   1924; 1928   diving - springboard; diving - platform  
(gold) Alston Wise (a.k.a. Joseph)   1932   ice hockey  
(gold) Leo Sexton (a.k.a. Joseph)   1932   shot put  
(bronze) Joe McCluskey (a.k.a. Joseph)   1932   3000 m steeplechase  
(silver/bronze) Joseph De Combe   1924; 1936   swimming - 200 m breaststroke; water polo  
(gold) Joe Fortenberry (a.k.a. Joseph)   1936   basketball  
(silver) John Macionis (a.k.a. Joseph)   1936   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Patsy Guzzo (a.k.a. Joseph)   1948   ice hockey  
(gold) Joseph Verdeur   1948   swimming - 200 m breaststroke  
(gold) Vince Boryla (a.k.a. Joseph)   1948   basketball  
(bronze) Joseph Bernardo   1948; 1952   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Joseph Barthel   1952   1500 m  
(gold) Bobby Morrow (a.k.a. Joseph)   1956   100 m; 200 m; 4x100 m relay  
(bronze) Nick Whitehead (a.k.a. Joseph)   1960   4x100 m relay  
(gold) Ken Matthews (a.k.a. Joseph)   1964   20 km walk  
(silver) Tim Graham (a.k.a. Joseph)   1964   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Joe Caldwell (a.k.a. Joseph)   1964   basketball  
(silver/gold) Carl Joseph Robie III   1964; 1968   swimming - 200 m butterfly  
(gold) Jo Jo White (a.k.a. Joseph)   1968   basketball  
(gold) Jo Jo White (a.k.a. Joseph)   1968   basketball  
(bronze/gold) John Murphy (a.k.a. Joseph)   1972   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Tom LaGarde (a.k.a. Joseph)   1976   basketball  
(silver) Joseph Bottom   1976   swimming - 100 m butterfly  
(silver) Joseph Mahmoud   1984   3000 m steeplechase  
(silver) Joseph Vargas   1984   water polo  
(gold) Joe Kleine (a.k.a. Joseph)   1984   basketball  
(gold) Joe DeLoach (a.k.a. Joseph)   1988   200 m  
(gold) Joseph Keter   1996   3000 m steeplechase  
(bronze/gold) Joseph Hudepohl   1992; 1996   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver/gold) Danyon Loader (a.k.a. Joseph)   1992; 1996   swimming - 200 m butterfly; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(bronze) Lamar Odom (a.k.a. Joseph)   2004   basketball  
(gold/bronze/silver) Adam van Koeverden (a.k.a. Joseph)   2004; 2008; 2012   canoe sprint  
(gold) Joseph Sullivan   2012   rowing  
(silver) John Joe Nevin (a.k.a. Joseph)   2012   boxing  
Oscar Award Winners: 1 actor, 1 director
(actor) Joseph Schildkraut   1937   The Life of Émile Zola  
(director) Joseph L. Mankiewicz   1949; 1950   A Letter to Three Wives; All About Eve  
Other Leaders: 5 prime ministers, 2 presidents, 1 general secretary/premier
Prime Minister Emmanuel Servais (a.k.a. Joseph)   1867-1874   Luxembourg  
Prime Minister Joseph Howard   1921-1923   Malta  
General Secretary/Premier Joseph Stalin   1922-1952; 1941-1953   Soviet Union  
Prime Minister Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland (a.k.a. Joseph)   1927-1932   Malta  
Prime Minister Joseph Bech   1926-1937; 1953-1958   Luxembourg  
President Anthony Mamo (a.k.a. Joseph)   1974-1976   Malta  
President Joseph Estrada   1992-1998; 1998-2001   Philippines  
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat   2013-   Malta  
Other Royalty: 5 princes
Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein   1721-1732   Liechtenstein  
Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein   1712-1718; 1732-1745; 1748-1772   Liechtenstein  
Franz Joseph I, Prince of Liechtenstein   1772-1781   Liechtenstein  
Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein   1805-1836   Liechtenstein  
Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein   1938-1989   Liechtenstein  
Portuguese Kings and Queens: 1 king
King José I the Reformer (a.k.a. Joseph)   1750-1777  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 1 winner
William Kennedy (a.k.a. Joseph)   1984   Ironweed  
Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers: 1 musician
James Brown (a.k.a. Joseph)   1986  
Saints: 44 saints, 25 blessed
Saint Joseph   ?-29  
Saint Joseph Justus   ?-0xx  
Saint Joseph of Arimathea   ?-0xx  
Saint Barnabas (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-60  
Saint Joseph   ?-343  
Saint Joseph of Palestine   ?-356  
Saint Joseph of Persia   ?-376  
Saint Joseph Abibos   ?-590  
Saint Joseph the Hymnographer   ?-886  
Saint Joseph of Volokolamsk   ?-1515  
Blessed José de Anchieta (a.k.a. Joseph)   1534-1597  
Saint Giuseppe of Leonissa (a.k.a. Joseph)   1556-1612  
Saint José de Calasanz (a.k.a. Joseph)   1556-1648  
Saint Giuseppe of Cupertino (a.k.a. Joseph)   1603-1663  
Blessed Joseph of Saint Hyacinth   ?-1622  
Saint Giuseppe Maria Tomasi (a.k.a. Joseph)   1649-1713  
Saint Josep Oriol (a.k.a. Joseph)   1650-1702  
Blessed Joseph Vaz   1651-1711  
Saint Giuseppe Pignatelli (a.k.a. Joseph)   1737-1811  
Blessed Diego José of Cadiz (a.k.a. Joseph)   1743-1801  
Saint Benoît-Joseph Labré   1748-1783  
Blessed Joseph Tchang Ta-Pong   1754-1815  
Blessed Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade   1761-1850  
Saint José Uyen Dinh Nguyen (a.k.a. Joseph)   1775-1838  
Saint Joseph Hien Quang Do   1775-1840  
Saint Joseph Chang Song-jib   1785-1839  
Saint Joseph Vien Dinh Dang   1786-1838  
Saint Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo (a.k.a. Joseph)   1786-1842  
Blessed Joseph Yuen   ?-1815  
Saint José Diaz Sanjurjo (a.k.a. Joseph)   1818-1857  
Blessed Giuseppe Benedetto Dusmet (a.k.a. Joseph)   1818-1894  
Saint Joseph Thi Dang Le   1825-1860  
Blessed Joseph Gérard   1831-1914  
Saint José Khang Duy Nguyen (a.k.a. Joseph)   1832-1861  
Saint Josep Manyanet i Vives (a.k.a. Joseph)   1833-1901  
Saint Joseph Marchand   ?-1835  
Saint José Canh Luong Hoang (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1838  
Blessed José Fernández de Ventosa (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1838  
Saint Joseph Canh   ?-1838  
Saint Joseph Peter Uyen   ?-1838  
Saint Laurent-Joseph-Marius Imbert   ?-1839  
Saint Joseph Nien Vien   ?-1840  
Saint Joseph Nghi   ?-1840  
Blessed Giuseppe Tovini (a.k.a. Joseph)   1841-1897  
Blessed Józef Sebastian Pelczar (a.k.a. Joseph)   1842-1924  
Blessed Giuseppe Baldo (a.k.a. Joseph)   1843-1915  
Saint Giuseppe Marello (a.k.a. Joseph)   1844-1895  
Saint Joseph Cho Yun-ho   1847-1866  
Blessed Giuseppe Nascimbeni (a.k.a. Joseph)   1851-1922  
Blessed Giuseppe Allamano (a.k.a. Joseph)   1851-1926  
Saint Joseph Freinademetz   1852-1908  
Saint Joseph Luu   ?-1854  
Blessed José Ruiz Bruixola (a.k.a. Joseph)   1857-1936  
Saint Józef Bilczewski (a.k.a. Joseph)   1860-1923  
Saint Joseph Zhang Wenlan   ?-1861  
Saint Joseph Khang   ?-1861  
Blessed José María Rubio y Peralta (a.k.a. Joseph)   1864-1929  
Blessed Joseph-Marie Cassant   1878-1903  
Saint Giuseppe Moscati (a.k.a. Joseph)   1880-1927  
Saint Joseph Mukasa   ?-1886  
Blessed José Sánchez del Río (a.k.a. Joseph)   1913-1928  
Saint José Isabel Flores Varela (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1927  
Saint José Maria Robles Hurtado (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1927  
Blessed José Ferrer Esteve (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1936  
Blessed José Fenollosa Alcayna (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1936  
Blessed José Perpina Nacher (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1936  
Blessed José Sala Pico (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1936  
Blessed José Aparicio Sanz (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1936  
Blessed Josep Tàpies Sirvant (a.k.a. Joseph)   ?-1936  
Shakespearian Characters: 1 character
Joseph   Taming of the Shrew  
Spanish Kings and Queens: 1 king
King José Bonaparte (a.k.a. Joseph)   1808-1813  
Title Characters: 2 books, 1 musical, 1 song
(book) Joseph   1943   Joseph and His Brothers  
(musical) Joseph   1968   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  
(book) Joseph   1992   Missing Joseph  
(song) Joseph   2008   Joseph