What does Joe mean?
Joe /joe/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced joh. It is of English origin. Short form of Joseph. Baseball player Joe diMaggio; boxer Joe Louis; hockey player Joe Thornton.
Joe▼ has 42 more related forms via Joseph: Che, Giuseppe▼, Giuseppino, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Jodi, Jodie▼, Jody▼, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef▼, Joseito, Joselito, Josep, Josephe, Josephus, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue▲, Joszef, Jozef, Osip, Pepe, Pepito, Peppi, Pino, Pipo, Sepp, Seppi, Yousef▲, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusuf▲, Yusup and Yuszef.Kreatif forms: Jejoe, Joeje, Joere. [more]
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), Yusuf (#589), Joey (#686), Yousef (#766), Josephus, Josef, Giuseppe, Jody and Jodie are the prominent variation forms of Joe (#565 the previous year). Variants like Iosef are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4424%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3358%, ▼24.1%), with forms like Joe, Joey, Jodie, Jody and Josef becoming somewhat dated. Yousef (#766), Yusuf (#589) and Josue (#269) are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Joe▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jay▼, Jaye, Je-, Jeh and Joao. Other suggested similar baby names are Boe, Coe, Job, Jobe, Joed, Joel, Jon▼, Jove, Moe, Noe▲ and Roe. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joe.