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.

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