Yosef: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Yosef

Yosef

Pronunciation: YOH-sehf (key)

Origin of the name Joseph:

Derived from the Hebrew yōsēf (may he add, God shall add). The name is borne in the Bible by a favorite son of Jacob and Rachel (GEN. 30), by the husband of the Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus (MATT. 1), and by Joseph of Arimathea, a rich Jew and secret follower of Jesus, who helped take Jesus' body from the cross to prepare it for burial, and supposedly took the Holy Grail to England (JOHN 19).

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I have an AMAZING friend named Yosef! ♥

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Yu Yu, Yogi, Yoyo (as my friend Yosef's nickname is)

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this was the name of a Prophet too, Yousef. Yousef has his own chapter in the Muslim's Holy Qu'ran as well. He was the most beautiful man ever created by God.

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Formerly Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam, a Muslim revert from the UK. A musician.

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