What does Joe mean?
How popular is Joe?
Joe is a very popular first name for men (#51 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3891 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Joe for boys. Joe entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #21 in the U.S. then, and is at #565 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Joe and associated names. Joseph (#20 the previous year), Jose (#76), Josue (#269), Joey (#686), Jody, Jodie and Josef are the prominent variation forms of Joe (#565 the previous year). Other variants, like Jo, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Joe was common during the years 1970-1979 (average #364) and is somewhat lower today (#577, ▼33%), with the forms Joe, Joey, Josef, Jody and Jodie becoming somewhat dated. Josue is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)