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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 openness, it's refreshing!

S is for serious, not always joking.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

P is for peer, you have few equals.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

Your name in reverse order is "Hpesoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jsepho". 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.

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


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 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Joseph" ranks #4 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 17 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of 26,298 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Jason was born in 1979 as Joseph Jason Momoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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


Joe Manganiello

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


Joseph Morgan

Joseph was born in 1981.


Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas is a singer and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Joe was born in 1989 as Joseph Adam Jonas in Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S.


Joey Lawrence

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


Past life for Joseph born Jul 17, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 1850. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.