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What does Joab mean?

Joab Pronunciation of Joab [joab] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joab is "praise Jehovah".

Affiliated boy name: Job.


Creative forms:
(male) Erab, Jerab, ..

(female) Jome, Joti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joab Draven (J.D.), ..

How popular is Joab?

Joab is an uncommon given name for males and an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Joab (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 is Job (#1749 via latest list). Adoption of this form of Joab is at its apex today. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Job in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joab and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joab is alike in pronunciation to Jeb and Jobe. Other suggested similar names are Ahab, Gab, Ihab, Ja-, Jaap, Jae, Jai, Jak, Jan, Jaq, Jax, Jay, Jean, Jian, Jo, Joao, Joash, Joby, Jock, Jodi, Jody, Joe, Joed, Joel, Joey, Johan, Johar, John, Jomal, Jomar, Jon, Jona, Jonah, Jonas, Jonn, Joop, Joos, Joram, Joran, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jory, Jose, Josh, Joss, Jovan, Jove, Jovi, Juan, Moab, Rab and Tab. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joab.

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