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October 26th, 2008, 06:55 AM
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Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, German, Biblical
Pronounced: JO-səf (English), zho-ZEF (French), YO-zef (German)

From Iosephus, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφος (Iosephos), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add". In the Old Testament Joseph was the eleventh son of Jacob. Because he was the favourite of his father, his older brothers sent him to Egypt and told their father that he had died. In Egypt, Joseph became an advisor to the pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled with his brothers when they came to Egypt during a famine. This name also occurs in the New Testament, belonging to Saint Joseph the husband of Mary and Joseph of Arimathea.
In the Middle Ages, Joseph was a common Jewish name, being less frequent among Christians. In the late Middle Ages Saint Joseph became more highly revered, and the name became popular in Spain and Italy. In England it became common after the Protestant Reformation. This name was borne by rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Portugal. Other notable bearers include Polish-British author Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) and the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin (1878-1953).

Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Jewish, French, German, Biblical
Pronounced: HAN-ə (English), HAH-nah (German)

From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) which meant "favour" or "grace". Hannah was the mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament. As an English name, Hannah was not regularly used until after the Protestant Reformation. The Greek and Latin version Anna is used in the New Testament and was traditionally more widely used as a Christian name.

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October 26th, 2008, 10:32 AM
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I like them both, especially Hannah.

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October 26th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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I like Hannah.

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October 26th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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I like both.

I love Joseph because of the cute nn, Joey! I think it's adorable.

Hannah is a beautiful classic. One of my best buds is named Hanna.

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October 26th, 2008, 02:04 PM
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I like Joseph, but more so for a mn.

I LOVE Hannah!!!!
Laura (26), proud wife to my Air Force veteran Dave (33) and blessed mommy to Lucas (5) and Laylah (4) and always remembering our Angel (July 4, 2005)

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October 26th, 2008, 03:27 PM
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I like hannah but on someone elses little girl.

Thank you Amy (dizneenut) for my gorgeous siggy!!!!
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October 26th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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I like both names.

Thank you, Jessica/dettmer26, for my new siggy!

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October 27th, 2008, 12:25 AM
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both nms

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October 27th, 2008, 12:38 AM
CameraLinds's Avatar Zane & Jude's mama
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both nms

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October 27th, 2008, 04:52 AM
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Joseph is nmsAA.. Hannah is one of my all-time faves. When I was pregnant, we were deciding between 3 names.. Hannah, Gabriella and Alexis!
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October 27th, 2008, 05:38 AM
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Don't like Joseph, LOVE Hannah.
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