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What does Jose mean?

Jose \j(o)-se\ 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.


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 (#4268 out of 88799, Top 5%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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). This boy name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and is somewhat less popular today, with the versions Joey, Josef, Jody, Jodie and Giuseppe falling out of fashion. Yousef (#766), Yusuf (#589) and Josue (#269) are three of the more chic boy names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Jose, Josef, Joseph, Josephus, Josue, Yousef, Yusuf in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.