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Gender Masculine
Usage Slovak, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. YAW-zehf(Slovak)
YO-zəf(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Slovak and Dutch form of JOSEPH.
VariantJosephus(Dutch)
DiminutivesJef, Joep, Joop, Joos, Joost, Jos, Sjef, Zef(Dutch)
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) Joseph, Jo, Joe, Joey, Jojo(English) Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Joosep(Estonian) Jose(Filipino) Jooseppi, Juuso(Finnish) Joseph, José(French) Xosé(Galician) Ioseb, Soso(Georgian) Josef, Joseph, Jo, Joschka, Sepp, Seppel(German) Iosif(Greek) Yosef(Hebrew) Josephus(History) József, Jóska, Józsi(Hungarian) 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) Josif(Serbian) Josip, Jožef, Jože(Slovene) Yuusuf(Somali) Jose, José, Josepe, Pepe, Pepito(Spanish) Josef(Swedish) Yusuf(Turkish) Ýusup(Turkmen) Yosyp(Ukrainian) Yousaf(Urdu) Yusup(Uyghur) Issouf, Issoufou(Western African) Yossel(Yiddish)
Same SpellingJózef, Jožef
Poland: February 4 (as Józef)
Poland: February 14 (as Józef)
Poland: February 15 (as Józef)
Poland: February 28 (as Józef)
Poland: March 1 (as Józef)
Poland: March 19 (as Józef)
Poland: April 17 (as Józef)
Poland: May 1 (as Józef)
Poland: June 23 (as Józef)
Poland: June 28 (as Józef)
Poland: July 4 (as Józef)
Poland: August 27 (as Józef)
Poland: September 18 (as Józef)
Poland: November 14 (as Józef)
Slovakia: March 19
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