Each name has a special meaning and without a doubt we want to give you all the information you should know about it. When you choose a name, its origin, its meaning and even those characters who have the name and have made history through time can be important. Please note that all names have a different etymology which may be of importance to you. Next we are going to explain the meaning of the name José .

Etymology of the name Joseph:

According to anthroponymic studies, the name José is considered to have a great influence from Christianity and is considered a biblical name due to its appearances in the Holy Bible and its religious connotation. The popularity of this name is due to Saint Joseph, pater putivus of Jesus of Nazareth, who worked as a carpenter and was the husband of Mary . Other biblical characters honored the name such as Joseph, the son of Jacob and chief of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. José Marello Vialle, José María Rubio, José Oriol, José de Cupertino were renowned religious of the Christian faith bearing the name. It is estimated that José is one of the most popular names in the Spanish language in a traditional way. José is the variant of the name in Spanish and Portuguese.


Jozef in Albanian, Josef or Jupp in German, Sepp in Alsatian, Chusé in Aragonese, Hovsep in Armenian, Yüsuf or Yousef in Arabic, Xosé or Xose in Asturian, Yusif or Usub in Azeri, Yosif in Bulgarian, Josef in Old Spanish, Josep in Catalan, Joisep in Czech, Ghjaseppu in Corsican, Josip or Joško in Croatian, Jože in Slovenian, Jozefoin Esperanto, Joosep in Estonian, Jooseppi in Finnish, Joseph in French, Seòsaidh in Scottish Gaelic, Jožef in Slovenian, Joseba or Joxe in Basque, Xosé in Galician, Yoseb in Georgian, Yosiph in Modern Greek, Jóska or József in Hungarian, Joseph o Joey in English, Seosamh in Irish, Giuseppe or Gioseffo in Italian, Hose in Japanese, Iosephusin Latin, Jazeps in Latvian, Joep in Limburgish, Juozapas in Lithuanian, Guzeppi in Maltese, Hohepa in Maori, Kose in Mapudungun, Jozef in Dutch, Josèp in Occitan, Yusof in Persian, Józef in Polish, You s ri in Riffian, Iosif in Romanian, Iósif or Yosip in Russian, Zuseppe in Sardinian, Josif in Serbian, Yusuf in Turkish, Yosyp in Ukrainian. His diminutive is usually Pepe.The most common female variant is usually Josefa.

Famous people named Jose:

  • Jose Alberto Mujica

    • Uruguayan politician and farmer : born in Montevideo in 1935. In addition to being the 40th president of Uruguay, he is famous for his lifestyle that has directly influenced his way of seeing and doing politics. As a young man he was a lover of cycling and had certain political positions, which led him to define himself as sympathetic to education, the environment and general well-being. Due to his character and merits, he has obtained more than 22 international awards, as well as tributes from various artists such as the singer-songwriter Rozalen, the group La Vida Bohème and a documentary film by Emir Kusturica.
  • Jose Gregory Hernandez

    • Venezuelan doctor, professor and philanthropist : also known as The Doctor of the Poor, he was born in Isnotú in 1864. He was beatified by Pope Francis with his liturgical day being October 26. Throughout his life he was passionate about science, medical discoveries and a characteristic altruism for helping sick people regardless of their economic status. He was also a renowned Catholic religious who belonged to the Secular Franciscan Order and to whom several miracles are attributed.
  • Jose Luis Perales

    • Spanish singer-songwriter, composer, producer and writer : he was born in Castejón, Cuenca in 1945. He is widely recognized as one of the most famous authors in Spain at a national and international level for his artistic career and feeling in his songs. He began playing on the lute at the age of 6 and by the age of 14 he had already produced his first compositions. He studied at the university and worked as an electrician without abandoning music until presenting his first record work. He has made 27 musical productions that were copiously sold around the world.

eneral characteristics of the most famous people named Joseph:

People who bear this name are usually true altruists, lovers of freedom and tranquility. In general, they try to be as respectful as possible, since for them it is the true way of showing affection and affection towards the people they love the most. They do not conceive within their imaginary the possibility of hypocrisy and falsehood. They are intellectual, spiritual and value friendship over any material good. They are usually quiet and like to stay in quiet environments.