Meaning and Name Origin
Hosea is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1163 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#12034 out of 88799, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Hosea for boys. Hosea reached its highest rank of #461 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Hosea▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jose. Like Hosea, this name is not frequently used.