Yosef name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yosef

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  1. According to a user from Israel, the name Yosef means "To add".
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Borrowed from Hebrew יוֹסֵף‎ (yoséf), equivalent to Joseph.

  1. A male given name from Hebrew.

Yosef was also found in the following language(s): Ladino

Notable Persons Named Yosef

Notable Persons Named Yosef


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

Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan

Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan was a writer. Yosef was born on December 21st, 1918. He left this life on March 19th, 2015.

Yosef Abramowitz

Yosef Abramowitz is a business process improvement, activism, business leader, and activist. Yosef was born in 1964 in United States. Yosef is also known as Yossi.

Yosef Dov Soloveitchik

Yosef was born in 1820 in Nesvizh. He left this life in 1892.

Yosef Alon

Yosef was born on July 25th, 1929. He left this life on July 1st, 1973.

Yosef Shiloach

Yosef Shiloach was an actor. He was most prominent from 1968 to 2005. Yosef was given the name Pirous Yosefian on July 9th, 1941 in Iran. He passed away on January 3rd, 2011.

  • Yosef Garfinkel
  • Yosef Henkin
  • Yosef Almogi
  • Yosef Karduner
  • Yosef Sprinzak
  • Yosef Hamadani Cohen
  • Yosef Lishansky
    Farm Manager
  • Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky
  • Yosef Sapir
  • Yosef Eliyahu Chelouche
  • Yosef Serlin
  • Yosef Yekutieli
    Sports Promoter
  • Yosef Abu Laben
    Soccer Player
  • Yosef Ahimeir

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yosef

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yosef

Yitzhak Yosef

Yitzhak was born in Jerusalem.

Tomer Yosef

Tomer Yosef is a singer, songwriter, producer, tv and film actor, comedian, and singing. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1994. Tomer was born on September 8th, 1975 in Kfar Saba. Tomer is also known as Ola.

Ron Yosef

Ron was born in 1974.

Dov Yosef

Dov was born on May 27th, 1899 in Montreal. He died on January 7th, 1980.

Ya'akov Yosef

Ya'akov was born on October 18th, 1946 in Jerusalem. He died on April 12th, 2013.

Avraham Yosef


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yosef U.S.
  White 50.54% 64.26%
  African American 41.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yosef

People with the last name Yosef are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Yosef

  • How Popular is the name Yosef? Yosef is the 2,945th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yosef was the 55,255th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yosef have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,041 babies born with the first name Yosef in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yosef to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yosef? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yosef first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yosef is Wednesday, November 4th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Yosef born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yosef was in 2019 with a total of 378 babies.
  • Random Yosef Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yosef ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 99 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Yosef: The name spelled backwards is Fesoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ysofe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yosef? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 372 people with the last name Yosef.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yosef? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yosef as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Yosef name meaning

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