First name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew: He shall increase; a feminine version of Joseph
- Greek: Violet flower, modest
- Hebrew: He shall add
First name variations: Josefine, Josefina, Josepha, Josephe, Josefa, Joette, Josette, Josetta, Josie, Josey, Giuseppina, Fifi, Josephine, Yolande, Yolantha, Iolanthe, Iolande, Eolande, Jolanda, Jolaunda, Yo, Landa, Yolanda, Josef, Jozef, Yoseph, Yosayf, José, Joe, Joey, Josie, Josiah, Josias, Jessup, Giuseppe, Isoep, Iosef, Seosaidh, Osip, Pepe, Pepito, Jazeps, Jooseppi, Joseba, Josep, Josephat, Josephe, Josephie, Josephus, Josheph, Josip, Jóska, Joza, Joze, Jozeph, Jozhe, Jozio, Jozka, Jozsi, Jozzepi, Jupp, Jusepe, Juziu, Beppe, Bepe, Beppy, Cheche, Iokepa, Keo, Pepa, Peppe, Pino, Sepp, Yeska, Yosef, Yousef, Youssel, Yusef, Yusif, Zeusef, Joseph
Last name origins & meanings:
- Chinese and Korean: variant of Cho.
- Japanese(Jō): ‘castle’. The same character is also
pronounced Shiro. A noble family in Echigo (now Niigata
prefecture) named Jō was descended from the Taira
clan. Another name pronounced similarly, written with the character
meaning ‘emotion’, is found in Okinawa.
(Jó): nickname from jó ‘good’.