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What does Joe mean?

Joe [joe] 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 3 variants: Joemar, Joey and Jomar.

Joe has 19 more related forms via Joseph: Che, Iosef, Iosep, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef and Pepe.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jome, Jore, ..

(female) Joege, Joze, ..

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. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name statistics 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 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

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), Josef (#1446), Jodi, Jo, Jomar, Che, Jody and Jodie are the prominent variation forms of Joe (#565 the previous year). Other variants, like Joop, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Joe was common during the years 1910-1919 (average #1386) and is now much less (#1255, 69%), with forms like Joe becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joe, Che, Jo, Jodi, Jodie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jody, Joey, Jomar, Jose, Josef in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joseph, Josue in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joe, Josef, Joseph outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joe is alike in pronunciation to Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jay, Jaye, Je-, Jeh and Joao. Other suggested similar names are Boe, Coe, Job, Jobe, Joed, Joel, Jon, Jove, Moe, Noe and Roe. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joe.