Joseph: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on


  • Gender: Male
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God Will Increase

What is the meaning of the name Joseph?

The name Joseph is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means God Will Increase.

Joseph is a significant name in the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament. The most famous Joseph in the Bible is Joseph, the son of Jacob and Rachel. He is known for his colorful coat, his ability to interpret dreams, and his rise to power in Egypt, where he ultimately saved his family during a famine. In addition to the biblical Joseph, the name Joseph is also associated with various saints in the Catholic and Orthodox Christian traditions.

The name Joseph has various nicknames and variations, including: Joe, Joey, Joss, Sepp (Bavarian), Yusuf (Arabic), and Yosef (Hebrew).

Famous Josephs include Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is the 46th President of the United States. Other Josephs include Joseph "Joe" Jonas, singer; Joseph Cotten, actor; Joseph Fiennes, actor; and Max Joseph, TV personality/filmmaker.

Different Spellings of the name Joseph:

Joesph, Joeseph

People who like the name Joseph also like:

Daniel, William, Matthew, Benjamin, Alexander, Jacob, Joshua, Emma, Charlotte, Abigail, Amelia, Olivia, Elizabeth, Sophia

Names like Joseph:

Jeb, Josefa, Jip, Joop, Jovie, Jazib, Jehosheba, Jeff, Job, Jovia, Jacob, Java, Jiva, Jaakoppi, Jobi, Jakobe, Jove, Jacop, Jackopa, Jacoby, Josef, Josepe, Jacoba

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Joseph Washington Burkett V - son of Lara Logan and Joseph Burkett , born 2009
Joseph Prince Alexander - son of Shaun Alexander and Valerie Alexander , born 2009
Joseph Duggar - son of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar , born 1995
James Joseph Cavanagh - son of Tom Cavanagh and Maureen Grise , born 2009
Brooklyn Joseph Beckham - son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham , born 1999
Michael Joseph Jackson - son of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe , born 1997
Levi Joseph Kushner - son of Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner , born 2021
Jake Joseph Katrosar - son of Melissa Claire Egan and Matt Katrosar , born 2023

Stats for the Name Joseph

checkmark Joseph is currently #81 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Joseph is currently #30 in U.S. births

Songs about Joseph

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Joseph and Alexander - Of Montreal
Joseph Merrick - Mastodon
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