|Related names||Giuseppe, Yosef|
Joseph is a name from Hebrew language, written as יוֹסֵף. This is pronounced in standard Hebrew as Yosef, and in Tiberian Hebrew and Aramaic as Yôsēp̄. In Arabic the name is spelled يوسف or Yūsuf. The name can be translated from Hebrew as "the lord will increase." The name Joseph is used mostly in English and French-speaking countries. Some shortened versions and nicknames of Joseph include Joe, Joey and Jo.