Name Joe - Meaning and origin

Name Joe - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:

Short, Hebrews

Meaning of the name:

Diminutive of "Joseph", Joe means "May God give me more" in the Hebrew culture.

"Ioseph" is the Latinized form of the Greek "Ιωσηφ" (Ioseph), which comes from the Hebrew name "יוֹסֵף" or "Yosef". It also means "he will add".

In the Old Testament, Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob. Jealous of his father's affection, Joseph's brothers sent him to Egypt and feigned his death. In the meantime, Joseph became Pharaoh's counselor and finally reconciled with his brothers who fled to Egypt during a famine. This name also appears in the New Testament, referring to St. Joseph the husband of Mary, and Joseph of Arimathea.

In the Middle Ages, Joseph was a common Jewish name. Later, he popular in Spain and Italy. In England, this name became common after the Protestant Reformation.


Joe Dassin, American-French singer, Joe Cocker, American guitarist, Joe Louis, American boxer, Joe Frazier, his real name Joseph William Frazier, also American boxer, Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and one Marylin's husbands, Joe Montana, an American rugby player.

What future for your little Joe?

St. Joseph, one of the descendants of King David and Abraham, is mentioned in the New Testament. Husband of the Virgin Mary, he accepted Jesus and became his foster father.

His character :

Joe is a spontaneous person, at the limit careless. He enjoys the company of his loved ones, likes to laugh, talk, express himself, and above all, share. Joe is easy to make friends and attracts by his warm and generous nature.


Jo, Joey, Josepha, Youssef, Yusuf, Josepe, Joseph, Ioseph, Ioses, Josip, Josko, Joso, Jozo, Josef ...

His party :

March 19th.

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