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About the Name Joseph

Information on Joseph includes the fact that it means "He shall add." This eMedTV resource offers additional information on the name Joseph.

Joseph is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name Joseph.

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Meanings and Variations

Joseph is from Hebrew meaning He shall add.
Alternates for Joseph include: Che, Giuseppe, losep, Jo, Joe, Joey, Jose, and Jozef
Joseph is associated with these categories: Biblical, Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous Children Named Joseph
Given name: Joseph Marciano
Father: Billie Joe Armstrong, Musician
Mother: Adrienne Nesser
Given name: Joseph Patrick
Father: Robert Kennedy, Politician
Mother: Ethel Skakel
Given name: Joseph
Father: Sting, Musician
Mother: Frances Tomelty

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