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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.


Job has 3 variants: Joab, Jobe and Joby.

Job has 1 feminine form: Joby.


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)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Job for boys. Job has yet to make it into the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Job name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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