Joseph
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JO-səf
Meaning
God raises
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Joseph originates in Hebrew language and means "God raises". As a masculine given name it has been used over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. In The Book of Genesis, Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel. He is also known as Virgin Mary's husband and adoptive father of Jesus.

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Joseph Brodsky - author
Joseph Dey - golfer
Joseph Fiennes - actor
Joseph Goebbels - former German Chancellor
Joseph Hall - hockey player
Joseph Patrick - hockey player
Joseph Simpson - hockey player

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