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What does Job mean?

Job [job] as a boys' name is pronounced johb. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Job is "persecuted". Biblical: a man called by God "blameless and upright". Job is proverbial as an example of patience under trial.

Associated with: biblical, upright (just).


Job has 3 variants: Joab, Jobe and Joby.

Job has 1 feminine form: Joby.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jobah, Joban, ..

(female) Jobel, Joze, ..

How popular is Job?

Job is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#12542 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Shown below is the baby name history of Job for boys. Job was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1368 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is at #1841 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Job (#1841 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Joby and Jobe. These relations of Job were favored as baby names a decade ago and have remained as popular to this day.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Job, Jobe, Joby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Job is pronounced similarly to Jeb. Other recommended names are Bob, Cob, Hob, Jo, Joe, Jon and Rob. These names tend to be more frequently used than Job.