Joseph

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), the Greek spelling of the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning 'he will add (another son)' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Related Names

Joosef
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Finish
Josef
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Jósef
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Faroese Icelandic
Joseff
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Swedish
Josefh
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Josefi
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Greenlandic
Joseph
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Jozef
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Yosef
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See also
Giuseppe (Italian)
Jo
Jody
Jôrserfe (Greenlandic)
Jose
José (Spanish, Portuguese)
Josèphe (French)
Josephus (Latinised)
Jósepr (Old Norse)
Josip (Slavic)
Josse
Józef (Polish)
József (Hungarian)
Juokko (Finnish)
Pepe (Spanish)
Yusuf (Arabic)

For female forms see Josepha, Joséphine

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Josephsen Denmark Norway
Josephson Norway Sweden
Josephssen Denmark Norway
Josephsson Sweden
Josephssøn Norway
Josephsøn Norway

Female

Josephdatter Denmark Norway
Josephsdatter Denmark Norway
Josephsdotter Sweden

Combinations

For combinations see JOS (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Joseph
Genitive: Josephs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Joseph
Genitive: Josephin
Partitive: Josephia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Joseph
Genitive: Josephs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Joseph
Genitive: Josephs

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

19 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • Joseph is a son of Jakob in the Old Testament and the husband of Maria in the New Testament

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
1924 3968 5 86 1919 3882
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
1729
n.a.
29
n.a.
1700
Denmark Denmark[9]
605
n.a.
0
n.a.
605
n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
578
n.a.
0
n.a.
578
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
34 79
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
3 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Joseph (m) Sources: [7][9][10][8]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Joseph (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Joseph (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/