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What does Jo mean?

Jo /jo/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Jo) is pronounced joh. It is of American origin. An independent name and short form of names like Joanna, Joanne, Jody and Josephine. Also sometimes used as a prefix Jo- in blends and compound names. Literary: Jo was the nickname of the second daughter in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women". See also Ja- and Je-.

Associated with: literary, little.

Variations

Jo has 29 variants: Jobelle, Jobeth, Jodean, Jodelle, Joetta, Joette, Jolana, Joleesa, Jolene, Jolinda, Jolisa, Jolise, Jolissa, Jolyn, Jolynn, Jomarie, Jonell, Jonelle, Jonessa, Jonetia, Joniece, Jonique, Jonisa, Joquise, Jorene, Josanna, Josanne, Jovelle and Jozette.

Affiliated girl name: Joelle.

Jo has 12 more different relations via Ja-, Je-, Joanna, Joanne, Jody, Josephine: Joana, Joann, Jodee, Jodey, Jodi, Jodie, Joey, Josee, Josey, Josie, Josy and Jozsa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jore, Josa, ..

(male) Jer, Ji, ..

How popular is Jo?

Jo is a very prominent first name for women (#250 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11476 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Jo for girls. Jo reached its peak rank of #60 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jo outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the history of the girl name Jo and associated names. Popular varying forms of Jo are Josephine (#147 from recent data), Josie (#254), Joanna (#327), Jolene (#720), Joelle (#1050), Joey (#1784), Joanne (#1807), Jolyn, Jonelle, Josey, Jonell, Jolynn, Joetta, Jodee, Joann, Joana, Jodi, Jodie, Jody and Joette. Other variants, like Jodey, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Jo was at its apex in the 1930s (average #1302) and is now much diminished (#1623, 73.5%), with versions such as Jody becoming somewhat dated. Josie is the most fashionable name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo, Joana, Joann, Joanna, Joanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jodee, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joetta, Joette, Joey, Jolene, Jolyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jolynn, Jonell, Jonelle, Josephine, Josey, Josie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joanna, Jodie, Josephine outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE JO

Jo is pronounced similarly to Hy. Other suggested similar names are Bo, Io, Joi, Joy, Mo and To. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jo.


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