There are names, biblical ones especially, that are used in many different languagues. For example Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are found all over Europe.
What I want to know is what did they originally sound like in the language they came from?
For example the name Joseph is Jozef (pronounced Yoo-zef) in Polish and Giuseppe in Italian. (Or is Giovanni?)
All three of these sound completely different. I’m guessing that most biblical names probably come from Hebrew or Greek, so would a speaker from one of these languages even recognize these names the way others pronounce them?