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pinWhat does Jose mean?

Jose /jose/ [1 syll.] 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 39 more different forms via Joseph: Che, Giuseppe, Giuseppino, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Joop, Joos, Josef, Joselito, Josep, Josephe, Josephus, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef, Osip, Peppi, Pino, Pipo, Sepp, Seppi, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusuf, Yusup and Yuszef.

Kreatif forms: Joce, 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), Yusuf (#589), Joey (#686), Yousef (#766), Josephus, Josef, Jodie, Jody and Giuseppe are the popular related forms of Jose (#76 last year) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Josip are uncommon. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4017%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3267%, down 18.7%), with the versions Joey, Giuseppe, Jody, Jodie and Josef falling out of fashion. Yousef (#766), Yusuf (#589) and Josue (#269) are three of the more chic boy names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Josef, Joseph, Josephus, Josue, Yousef, Yusuf 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. Other recommended similar baby names are Jace, Jake, Jase, Jess, Jesse, Joash, Jobe, Jock, Joe, Josh, Josia, Josua, Jove and Mose. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jose.