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OTHER SCRIPTS: Yosef
OTHER FORMS: Yousef, Youssef, Yusef, Yusuf (Arabic),
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 7/7/2012
Meaning & History
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add". In the Old Testament, Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob. Because he was the favourite of his father, his older brothers sent him to Egypt and told their father that he had died. In Egypt, Joseph became an advisor to the pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled with his brothers when they came to Egypt during a famine. This name also occurs in the New Testament, belonging to Saint Joseph the husband of Mary and Joseph of Arimathea.http://www.behindthename.com/name/josephhttp://www.dewest-online.com/personal/debye/names/page2.html