First recorded in 17th century. Ultimately from Hebrew, cognate to English Joseph.
- Joseph (Biblical figure)
- A male given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
-  Population Register of Latvia: There were 2312 persons named Jāzeps in Latvia on May 21st 2010.