Jozef Name Meaning & Origin
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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My son Jozef Adam (1yr old), we pronounce it with a J (as in Jozeph). We were looking for an uncommon take on a fairly common name. We get many compliments on the spelling and any one who has seen the movie 'Josey the Outlaw' is an instant fan!
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Form of Joseph used in Dutch and Slovak. In Polish it is Józef with "ó"
Pronounced: YO-zef (Dutch) YUW-zef (Polish) YAW-zhef (Slovene.)
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