My Name

Useful pronunciations

Official name: Hossep Dolatian
Pronunciation: [ hoˈsep dolatˈjan]

Common mispronunciations:

First name: ˈhoʊsəp ~ ˈhɑsəp ~ hoˈsip ~ ˈhaspi
Last name: doˈlɛjʃən ~ dəˈleɪʃən  ~ dælˈmɛɪʃən ~ ˈdalfɪn

Name history and evolution

Fun fact, “Hossep Dolatian” isn’t my real name — it’s an awkward transliteration of the Arabicized version of my Armenian name “Hovsep Deovletian”  [hovˈsep dovletˈjan] which itself was an Armenianiziation (?) of Semitic words.

My name has had quite a bit of diachronic changes — which makes the “official name” make more sense. Here’s a helpful chart 🙂

First Name Last Name
Gloss (God) will increase (the) government
Hebrew Yosef
יוֹסֵף Arabic dawla(t) دولة
Greek Ioseph Ιωσηφ Persian dowlat دولت
Ottoman Turkish devlet دولت
Armenian Hovsep Յովսէփ Armenian Deovletian Տէօվլէթեան
Arabic Hosseb هوسب Arabic dawlatjan دولتيان
Passport Hossep Passport Dolatian