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8 Versions of the name “Joseph” from around the world


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Cerith Gardiner - published on 03/11/21

And check out their sweet shortened versions.

2021 is the year of St. Joseph, and you might feel particularly inclined to honor him by choosing his name for your newborn son. While such a traditional name has always been popular — and Joe, Joey, and Jojo are adorable diminutives — you might be looking for something a little different.

Many countries, especially in Northern Europe, opt for the spelling of Josef, but there are some lovely other versions that are not too tricky to pronounce, which would make for a great alternative to the traditional “Joseph.” So take a look at these global versions of the name given to Jesus’ earthly father to inspire you in your choice:


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