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2.6m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Joseph

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God will Increase
  • #8 All Time
  • #20 in 2014
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Boys
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8k Josef (German)

How popular is the name "Joseph" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802,642102,632#7 boy name
18812,466102,456#7 boy name
18822,67662,670#7 boy name
18832,532172,515#7 boy name
18842,71792,708#7 boy name
18852,554142,540#7 boy name
18862,60282,594#7 boy name
18872,469132,456#7 boy name
18883,011182,993#7 boy name
18892,73672,729#7 boy name
18902,681112,670#7 boy name
18912,583112,572#7 boy name
18923,077133,064#7 boy name
18933,023262,997#6 boy name
18942,994172,977#6 boy name
18953,015232,992#7 boy name
18963,075243,051#6 boy name
18972,847202,827#6 boy name
18983,194233,171#6 boy name
18992,698192,679#6 boy name
19003,728143,714#7 boy name
19012,780142,766#6 boy name
19023,10683,098#7 boy name
19033,134133,121#6 boy name
19043,309183,291#7 boy name
19053,324223,302#7 boy name
19063,548213,527#7 boy name
19073,856123,844#7 boy name
19084,183214,162#6 boy name
19094,378304,348#6 boy name
19105,257295,228#6 boy name
19116,516286,488#6 boy name
191212,1064412,062#5 boy name
191314,5093814,471#5 boy name
191418,8976918,828#5 boy name
191523,1196923,050#5 boy name
191623,9617723,884#5 boy name
191724,8579424,763#5 boy name
191826,3529026,262#7 boy name
191924,3558924,266#7 boy name
192025,70411225,592#7 boy name
192126,29812026,178#7 boy name
192225,80710425,703#7 boy name
192325,66410625,558#7 boy name
192425,56713525,432#7 boy name
192524,73913224,607#7 boy name
192623,92616123,765#8 boy name
192723,66516623,499#9 boy name
192822,50018222,318#9 boy name
192921,31115721,154#9 boy name
193021,12014320,977#9 boy name
193119,43411219,322#9 boy name
193218,66010418,556#9 boy name
193317,25510017,155#9 boy name
193417,1888717,101#10 boy name
193517,2617617,185#10 boy name
193617,5177017,447#11 boy name
193717,3726117,311#12 boy name
193817,8137517,738#12 boy name
193917,7756017,715#12 boy name
194018,2656418,201#12 boy name
194119,8656619,799#12 boy name
194222,5027922,423#11 boy name
194322,8836622,817#13 boy name
194421,2508121,169#13 boy name
194520,8785820,820#14 boy name
194624,3406124,279#14 boy name
194727,5816827,513#14 boy name
194826,8746926,805#13 boy name
194926,4735626,417#14 boy name
195027,0976427,033#13 boy name
195128,1655228,113#14 boy name
195228,5976928,528#12 boy name
195329,2745729,217#13 boy name
195431,2827631,206#13 boy name
195531,6738631,587#13 boy name
195632,7858332,702#12 boy name
195731,9099531,814#12 boy name
195830,1678130,086#12 boy name
195929,6199229,527#13 boy name
196029,87712029,757#12 boy name
196129,55911229,447#12 boy name
196230,19810530,093#13 boy name
196330,23713730,100#13 boy name
196430,68711930,568#11 boy name
196528,78212028,662#11 boy name
196627,09210026,992#15 boy name
196726,06312225,941#15 boy name
196825,53813425,404#16 boy name
196926,35415426,200#15 boy name
197026,87213826,734#16 boy name
197124,66014824,512#15 boy name
197222,59312822,465#12 boy name
197321,45813421,324#12 boy name
197421,96812421,844#12 boy name
197522,27613222,144#12 boy name
197624,21514124,074#12 boy name
197726,66317626,487#10 boy name
197826,86018126,679#10 boy name
197928,87420928,665#11 boy name
198030,40621730,189#10 boy name
198130,95018530,765#11 boy name
198231,23319531,038#11 boy name
198330,65821130,447#11 boy name
198430,71721130,506#10 boy name
198530,43622730,209#10 boy name
198629,02820828,820#12 boy name
198728,72021728,503#12 boy name
198829,17918228,997#12 boy name
198930,01013929,871#11 boy name
199030,2068430,122#10 boy name
199129,9238829,835#9 boy name
199227,9546827,886#11 boy name
199327,0716727,004#12 boy name
199425,8007725,723#11 boy name
199525,3996225,337#12 boy name
199624,7965224,744#12 boy name
199723,6264523,581#12 boy name
199823,2205023,170#11 boy name
199923,2474423,203#8 boy name
200022,8422422,818#8 boy name
200122,0212721,994#8 boy name
200221,9223521,887#7 boy name
200321,3803121,349#7 boy name
200420,21610320,113#9 boy name
200519,2313619,195#9 boy name
200618,4562918,427#11 boy name
200717,3422817,314#13 boy name
200816,5733016,543#13 boy name
200914,9152014,895#15 boy name
201013,8141613,798#20 boy name
201112,9412312,918#22 boy name
201212,5191612,503#19 boy name
201312,1872012,167#20 boy name
201412,001611,995#20 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Joseph? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,580,687 babies born with the name Joseph in the United States. That's more than enough Josephs to occupy the country of Namibia with an estimated population of 2,364,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,642 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Joseph" was in 1956 with a total of 32,702 babies. (That's a lot of baby Josephs)

According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Joseph" ranks #10 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 1,128 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 25,807 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Joseph" mean?

Joseph (Hebrew): God will Increase

The name "Joseph" is of Hebrew origin and it means "God will Increase". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 6 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

P is for popular, that you are!

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

Your name in reverse order is "Hpesoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Osejhp". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Joseph popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Joseph in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Joseph

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa is an actor, model, director, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Jason was born in 1979 as Joseph Jason Momoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an actor, singer, filmmaker, and founder of hitrecord with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Joseph was born in 1981 as Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello is an actor, director, producer, and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Joe was born in 1976 as Joseph Michael Manganiello in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas is a singer and actor specializing in teen pop, pop rock, R&B, and dance-pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Joe was born in 1989 as Joseph Adam Jonas in Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S.

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Joey Lawrence

Joey Lawrence is an actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Joey was born in 1976 as Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Joe was born in 1967 as Joseph James Rogan in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

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Past life for Joseph born Oct 5, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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