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pinWhat does Jose mean?

Jose /jose/ as a boys' name is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jose is "Jehovah increases". Variant of Joseph. Baseball player Josť Canseco; opera singer Josť Carreras.


Jose has 3 variants: Joseito, Pepe and Pepito.

Jose has 22 more different relations via Joseph: Che, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Joop, Joos, Josef, Josep, Josephe, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef and Yousef.

Kreatif forms: Jonse, Juse. [more]

pinHow popular is Jose?

Jose is a very prominent first name for males (#28 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#4435 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jose for boys. Jose reached its peak position of #28 in the U.S. in 2004, and is currently at #76. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Jose and associated names. Joseph (#20 last year), Josue (#269), Joey (#686), Yousef (#766), Josef, Jodie and Jody are the popular related forms of Jose (#76 last year) rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Iosip, are uncommon. These forms of Jose were popular as baby names 34 years ago (median #475) and are somewhat less widespread today (#602, 24.2%), with versions like Josef falling out of fashion. Yousef and Josue are two of the more chic boy names in this compilation.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jose, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Josef in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joseph, Josue, Yousef in U.S.

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

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Jose is alike in pronunciation to Hosea and Hoseia. Other recommended similar baby names are Anse, Ase, Boase, Brose, Case, Jace, Jade, Jae, Jake, Jame, Janse, Jase, Jasen, Jaye, Jere, Jess, Jesse, Joab, Joao, Joash, Job, Jobe, Joben, Joby, Jock, Jodey, Joe, Joed, Joel, John, Jomei, Jon, Jona, Jones, Jonn, Jonte, Joost, Jorel, Joren, Jorey, Jorg, Jorge, Jori, Jorie, Jorje, Jorn, Jory, Josh, Josia, Josua, Jove, Jovi, Jude, Jule, June, Just, Juste, Moise, Morse, Mose and Rosse. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jose.