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What 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:
(male) Jome, Juse, ..

(female) Jome, Josei, ..

How 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)


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

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 2000 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 (#1446), Che, Jo, Jodi, Jody and Jodie are the popular related forms of Jose (#76 last year) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Josif, are uncommon. These forms of Jose were popular as baby names 104 years ago (median #1509) and are now much less widespread (#1205, 63%), with versions like Joey falling out of fashion. Yousef is the most chic boy name in this compilation.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jody, Joey, Josef, Joseph, Josue, Yousef in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Jose is alike in pronunciation to Hosea and Hoseia. Other recommended 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.