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English

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Etymology

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From Middle English Ioseph, ultimately from Biblical Hebrew יוֹסֵף (Yoséf, literally (God) shall add); a son of Jacob.

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Joseph (countable and uncountable, plural Josephs)

  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 from Hebrew
    • 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 surname
    1. An English surname originating as a patronymic.
    2. A French surname originating as a patronymic.
  7. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Oregon; named for Nez Perce chief Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it (called "Chief Joseph" in English).
    2. A town in Utah; named for Mormon apostle Joseph Angell Young.
    3. A ghost town in Idaho; named for Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it (Chief Joseph).

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Descendants

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  • Maori: Hohepa

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Statistics

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  • 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

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Joseph (plural Josephs)

  1. One whose chastity is above temptation (from the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife in Genesis xxxix).
    • 1977, Buzzcocks, Orgasm Addict:
      You're a kid Casanova, you're no Joseph
      It's a labor of love fucking yourself to death
      Orgasm addict, you're an orgasm addict

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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

Proper noun

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Joseph

  1. a male given name from English [in turn from Hebrew]

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:Joseph.

French

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Joseph m

  1. Joseph (biblical figure)
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Joseph

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German

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Joseph m (proper noun, strong, genitive Josephs)

  1. Alternative spelling of Josef

Manx

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Proper noun

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Joseph m

  1. a male given name

Mutation

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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.