Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:40
Meaning:Jehovah shall add
Joseph is a masculine name of Hebrew origin boasting great prominence across the Christian bible. Rooted in the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "Jehovah shall add," Joseph represents several beloved and just figures. 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

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  • 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

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