US Popularity:46
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:He shall add; God shall add
Joseph is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, boasting great prominence in many religious texts. Rooted in the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "he shall add" or "God shall add," Joseph represents several beloved and just figures in history. Most significantly is Jacob's favored son, whom he lovingly gifts the famous colorful coat. Though forced into slavery by virtue of his brothers' rampant jealousy, young Joseph emerges triumphant as a respected leader greatly favored by the Pharaoh. Far from resentful, he revives Egypt from the famine before reconciling with his estranged family. Throughout the Old and New Testament, Joseph remains a worthwhile title demonstrating the merits that lie in fostering a forgiving, kind, and open heart.

Famous People Named Joseph

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Joseph Barbera
    Cartoonist
  • Joseph Conrad
    Novelist
  • Joseph Duggar
    Reality TV Star
  • Joseph Fiennes
    Actor
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Actor
  • Joseph Marcell
    TV Actor
  • Joseph Morgan
    Actor

Joseph Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Joseph is currently #75 on The Bump
Boy:Joseph is currently #45 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Joseph is currently #46 in U.S. births
Boy:Joseph is currently #29 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#46
in 2023
- 2
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.

Search Baby Boy Names

Search by:

  • Name or Meaning
  • Filter
  • Letter