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Meaning and name origin

Job \job\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Joab, Jobe and Joby.

There is 1 feminine form of Job: Joby.


Job is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13253 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Job for boys. Job has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Jeb. Other suggested similar baby names are Bob, Cob, Hob, Jo, Joe, Jon, Joop, Jove, Jovi and Rob. These names tend to be more commonly used than Job.