Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:37
Meaning:Jehovah increases
Joseph has a rich history beginning with the Hebrew Bible. Christians will recognize the name for Joseph (husband to Mary, the mother of Jesus) and Joseph of Arimathea (the man who helped bury and entomb Jesus). Enjoying great popularity in the English-speaking world, the name has countless variations in other cultures and their languages. History has shown that even your average Joes can grow up to be strong, dedicated leaders–just look at former Vice President Joe Biden and Nez Perce's Chief Joseph!

Famous Josephs

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Joseph Barbera
    Cartoonist
  • Joseph Conrad
    Novelist
  • Joseph Duggar
    Reality TV Star
  • Joseph Fiennes
    Actor
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Actor
  • Joseph Marcell
    TV Actor
  • Joseph Morgan
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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