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Meaning of First Name: Joseph


Name:
Joseph
Pronunciation:
\j(o)-se-ph\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
Jehovah increases
Origin:
Hebrew
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Name Sounds Like:
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Popularity

Joseph is a very popular first name for men (#9 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#384 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Joseph \j(o)-se-ph\ as a boy's name is pronounced JOH-sef. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joseph is "Jehovah increases". Biblical: the son of Jacob who, sold by his brothers into slavery, rose to become a supreme power in Egypt. Also Jesus' earthly father, a carpenter. Jos?see Jose) (hoh-ZAY) is a Spanish form. See also Joe. Actors Josef Sommer, Joseph Fiennes; writers Joseph Conrad, Joseph Wambaugh; revolutionary Che Guevara; painter Joseph M. W. Turner.Joseph has 43 variant forms:

Census About Last Name: Archer


Last Name:
ARCHER
Origin:
English
Meaning:
Occupational name for one who practiced archery
Population Rank:
958
Population:
33411
Occurrences/100,000 people:
12.39
Cumulative proportion/100,000:
40063.63
Non-Hispanic White Only:
81.9%
Non-Hispanic Black Only:
12.99%
Non-Hispanic Asian&Pacific Islander Only:
0.43%
Non-Hispanic American Indian&Alaskan Native Only:
0.65%
Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races:
1.96%
Hispanic Origin:
2.07 %
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.