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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Josephus

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  1. Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
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  1. Titus Flavius Josephus, a Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Josephus

Josephus was given the name Yosef ben Matityahu by his parent Matthias (father of Josephus) in 37 in Jerusalem. He passed away in 100.

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Josephus Daniels was an office holder. Josephus was born on May 18th, 1862 in Washington, North Carolina, U.S. He passed away on January 15th, 1948.

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Josephus Johannes Maria van der Lans is a Member of parliament. Josephus was born on April 2nd, 1954 in Breda.

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Josephus was given the name Josephus Melchior Thimister on September 16th, 1962 in Maastricht, Netherlands.

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Josephus was born on May 11th, 1836 in Chatham-Kent. He breathed his last breath on August 15th, 1913.

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Jozef was given the name Josephus Gerhardus Rulof on February 20th, 1898 in 's-Heerenberg. He breathed his last breath on November 3rd, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Josephus

Josephus was given the name Yosef ben Matityahu by his parent Matthias (father of Josephus) in 37 in Jerusalem. He passed away in 100.

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How popular is the baby name Josephus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1886 6 0 6
1889 7 0 7
1890 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1897 8 0 8
1898 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1908 7 0 7
1909 6 0 6
1910 9 0 9
1911 6 0 6
1913 13 0 13
1914 10 0 10
1915 26 0 26
1916 19 0 19
1917 22 0 22
1918 15 0 15
1919 23 0 23
1920 20 0 20
1921 21 0 21
1922 22 0 22
1923 28 0 28
1924 24 0 24
1925 19 0 19
1926 17 0 17
1927 19 0 19
1928 22 0 22
1929 14 0 14
1930 17 0 17
1931 19 0 19
1932 11 0 11
1933 19 0 19
1934 20 0 20
1935 8 0 8
1936 16 0 16
1937 12 0 12
1938 18 0 18
1939 16 0 16
1940 19 0 19
1941 12 0 12
1942 16 0 16
1943 14 0 14
1944 16 0 16
1945 16 0 16
1946 12 0 12
1947 12 0 12
1948 15 0 15
1949 25 0 25
1950 22 0 22
1951 18 0 18
1952 19 0 19
1953 18 0 18
1954 13 0 13
1955 15 0 15
1956 10 0 10
1957 10 0 10
1958 9 0 9
1959 6 0 6
1960 15 0 15
1961 11 0 11
1962 10 0 10
1963 13 0 13
1964 5 0 5
1965 7 0 7
1966 13 0 13
1967 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1969 9 0 9
1970 10 0 10
1971 8 0 8
1972 9 0 9
1973 9 0 9
1974 8 0 8
1975 10 0 10
1976 14 0 14
1977 9 0 9
1978 6 0 6
1979 6 0 6
1980 11 0 11
1981 9 0 9
1982 13 0 13
1983 12 0 12
1985 8 0 8
1988 6 0 6
1990 11 0 11
1991 6 0 6
1992 7 0 7
1993 5 0 5
1994 7 0 7
1995 5 0 5
1998 5 0 5
2001 5 0 5
2002 5 0 5
2004 6 0 6
2008 5 0 5
2011 7 0 7
2017 5 0 5

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Fun Facts about the name Josephus

  • How Popular is the name Josephus? Josephus is the 9,372nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Josephus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,200 babies born with the first name Josephus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Josephus to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Josephus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Josephus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Josephus is Saturday, September 28th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Josephus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Josephus was in 1923 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Josephus Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Josephus is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Josephus: Your name in reverse order is Suhpesoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Epjsshuo. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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