Joseph

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old Testament Hebrew יוֹסֵף(Yoséf, (God) shall add); a son of Jacob.

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Joseph

  1. (biblical) Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel.
  2. The husband of Virgin Mary.
  3. The 12th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
  4. (Christianity) Joseph of Arimathea; man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus.
  5. A male given name, popular as a middle name.
    • 1998 Steven Herrick, A Place Like This, Univ. of Queensland Press, →ISBN, page 86:
      I'm going to call him Joseph / or Josephine if it's a girl. / Why? / Because it's a strong name, / Joe, Joseph. / You give a kid a name like Cameron / or Alfred, or something like that, / and they end up wearing glasses / and looking at computers for the rest of their life. / - - - So Joe it is. / He'll turn out strong. Strong and smart.
  6. A patronymic surname​.

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Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Joseph is the 313th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 100,959 individuals. Joseph is most common among Black (54.2%) individuals.

Noun[edit]

Joseph (plural Josephs)

  1. One whose chastity is above temptation (from the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife in Genesis xxxix).

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Joseph, from Old Testament Hebrew יוֹסֵף(Yoséf).

Proper noun[edit]

Joseph

  1. a male given name

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Joseph m

  1. Joseph (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name, cognate with English Joseph.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Joseph m (genitive Josephs)

  1. (biblical) Joseph.
  2. A male given name, a less common spelling of Josef.

Manx[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Joseph m

  1. A male given name

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Joseph Yoseph N'yoseph
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.