Yosef

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Yosef
Pronunciation[ˈjoːsef]
GenderMale
Language(s)Hebrew
Origin
Language(s)Hebrew
MeaningYHWH will add
Other names
Variant form(s)Yossef
Short form(s)Yossi, Yosi
See alsoJoseph, Yusuf

Yosef (also transliterated as Yossef, Josef, Yoseph Tiberian Hebrew and Aramaic Yôsēp̄) is a male Hebrew name יוֹסֵף , from Hebrew יה-וה להוסיף YHWH Lhosif meaning "YHWH will increase/add". It is the Hebrew equivalent of the English name Joseph, and the Arabic name Yusuf.

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  • Elie Yossef, Israeli-British educator and political activist
  • Jwan Yosef (1984–), Syrian-Swedish painter and artist
  • Menasheh ben Yosef ben Yisrael (1604–1657), Portuguese rabbi, kabbalist, writer, diplomat, printer and publisher, founder of the first Hebrew printing press (named Emeth Me'erets Titzmah')
  • Yaacov Yosef (1946–2013), Israeli rabbi and member of the Knesset

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