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Jo (boy)

What does Jo mean?

Jo Pronunciation of Jo [jo] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Jo) has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of Jo is "Jehovah increases". Jo is an alternate form of Joseph (Hebrew). Biblical: the son of Jacob who.


17 related forms via Joseph: Che, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Jozef, Pino and Pipo.

6 feminine forms: Ja-, Je-, Jobeth, Jody, Joelle and Jolene.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaio, Ji, ..

(female) Ji, Joma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jo Raylan (J.R.), ..

How popular is Jo?

Jo is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#11476 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jo was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #1292 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Jo are Che, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey (#758 via latest list), Jose (#80), Josef (#1703), Joseph (#21) and Josue (#271). Other forms, like Josep, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Jo was more pronounced in the 1910s (usage of 2.8%) and has become much less since (usage 1%, 65%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo, Che, Jodi, Jodie, Jody in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joey, Jose, Josef, Joseph, Josue in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joey, Josef, Joseph outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jo is alike in pronunciation to Hai, Hew, Hi, How, Howe, Huw and Hy. Other suggested similar names are Bo, Job, Joe, Jon and Mo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jo.

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