What 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 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]
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)
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)
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)
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.