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Boy Names Starting with Jo-

Jo- baby names and what they mean, with 50 results. These boy names reached the height of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 11.66%) and are now much less popular (USAGE 3.48%, DOWN 70.2%), with names such as Johnathan becoming somewhat outmoded. The trendier boy names in this list are Josiah (#53), Josue (#225), Joziah (#763), Jordy (#877) and Joaquin (#347), while Joyal (TOP 11%) and Joshi (4%) are popular Jo- surnames. Here is the list of Jo- names for girls.

Jo- names

Joab - John | Johnson - Jory | Jose - Joyner

Joab - John

Based on Hebrew language. "Praise Jehovah." Joa is a somewhat popular kid's name. See also Job.

Jehoiakim and variants

Josquin1, Joaquin1, Joachim1, Joachim2
Forms of Jehoiakim. Derived fr. Hebrew word. "Established by God." Popular as last names, and Joaquin (TOP 7%), Josquin are similar to popular surnames Jacquin (TOP 29%), Jenquin (99%), which also end with -uin.

Joachim3, var. Josquin2, Joaquin2, Joaquim, Joacheim
Source fr. Hebrew. "Established by God." Joachim (TOP 9%), Joaquim (44%) and Joaquin (7%) occur frequently as last names.

Root fr. Hebrew. "Given by the Lord." Jaiash and Jaish are creative forms. See also Jasha.

Job and variants

Job, var. Joby, Jobe, Joab2
Derivative of Hebrew element. "Persecuted." Joab is uncommon as a children's name among the forms of Job.

Derivative of Japanese element. "Enjoy cleanness." Joben is rarely used as a birth name. See also Jovin.

Jock and variants

Jock1, var. Jocko1
Variant of Jacob (Hebrew) he who .. Jock is popular as a children's name compared to Jocko.

Var. of Jacques. Derivative of French, Hebrew elements. "He who supplants." A somewhat offbeat birth name, Jock exists more frequently as a last name. See also Lock.


Var. of Judah. Based on Hebrew. "Praised." Unisex name. Jody was popular as a baby name 5 decades ago, but now, Jody has become somewhat outmoded.

Jody and variants

Jody2, var. Jodie, Jodi, Jodey
Derived fr. English word. .. Literary. Jodey is unique as a birth name among the forms of Jody.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo- names: Joao, Joaquin, Job, Jobe, Joby

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo- names: Jock, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joe

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo- names: Joel, Joell, Joey, Joffre, Johan

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo- names: Johann, John, Johnie, Johnmichael, Johnnie

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo- names: Johnny, Johnpaul, Jomar, Jon, Jonnie

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo- names: Jordi, Jorge, Jory, Jovan, Jovanni

Joe and variants

Joe, var. Jomar, Joey, Joemar
Stems fr. English element. Short form of Joseph .. Used widely as children's names, Jomar, Joe, etc. are pronounced like the common Jamari.

Origin fr. Hebrew. "Jehovah is witness." Joed is rare as a children's name. See also Jody.

Joel and variants

Joel, var. Joell
From Hebrew language. "Jehovah is the Lord." Joel is frequently occurring (TOP 11%) as a men's name, while Joell is unconventional.

George and variants

Jory, Jorn, Joris, Jorgen, Jorgan, Jorge, Jorg, Jordi, Jorck, Joeri, Joran
Var. of George. Origin fr. Greek word. "Farmer." Usage of Joeri, Jorn, etc. as children's names in 2018 was down 7.1% compared to the year before.

Jeffrey and variants

Joffrey1, Joffre
Forms of Jeffrey. Root fr. Old German. Probably refers to "peace" .. Less widespread today. Joffre was the form last found (1910-1919) in the Top 2000.

Joffrey2, var. Jophrey
Variant of Jeffrey (Old German). Unusual, with the -ey ending for Joffrey, Jophrey, like Jorey, Jefferey.

Joffroy, Joffrey3
Var. of Geoffrey. Source fr. Old German word. "Peace." Joffrey and Joffroy are rare as male names.

Var. of Yochanan. Derivative of Hebrew word. "God is gracious." Unique. Johanan (compare Jorian) ends with the androgynous -an. See also Johann.

Stems fr. Hindi word. "Jewel." Not in popularity charts. See also Jayar.

John and variants

John, var. Jovonni, Jovanni, Jovanney1, Jovanney2, Jonnie, Jovan, Jona, Jon, Johnpaul, Johnny, Johnpatrick, Johnnie, Johnie, Johon, Johnmichael, Johnn, Johncarlo, Johannes, Johann, Johan, Johanan2, Jocko2, Jock3, Joao, Joannes
Derivative of Hebrew language. "God is gracious." Joao, Jock, Johan, Johann, John, Johnie, Johnmichael, Johnnie, Johnny, Johnpaul, Jon, Jonnie, Jovan and Jovanni are more common as birth names among these versions.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Jo- names for boys.

1. Joab - John
Joab, Jehoiakim [Josquin, Joaquin, Joachim], Joachim [Josquin, Joaquin, Joaquim, Joacheim], Joash, Job [Joby, Jobe, Joab], Joben, Jock [Jocko], Jacques [Jock], Judah [Jody], Jody [Jodi, Jodie, Jodey], Joe [Joey, Jomar, Joemar], Joed, Joel [Joell], George [Jory, Jorn, Joris, Jorge, Jorgen, Jorgan, ..], Jeffrey [Joffre, Joffrey], Joffrey [Jophrey], Geoffrey [Joffroy, Joffrey], Yochanan [Johanan], Johar, John [Jovan, Jonnie, Jovonni, Jovanni, Jovanney, ..]

Johnson [Jonson, Johnston], Jolyon, Julius [Jolyon], Julian [Jolyon], Jamal [Jomal, Jomall, Jomahl], Jomei, Jon [Jonn, Jonte, Jonny, Jontae, Jonnie, Jonpaul, ..], Jonah [Jonas, Jonasco], Jonathan [Jon, Jonathon, Johnathon, Johnathan], Jones, Jonte [Jontez, Jontae, Johnte, Jontell, Johntay], Justin [Joos, Joost], Joram [Jorim], Jordan [Jory, Jori, Jordyn, Jourdan, Jourdain, Jourdaine, ..], Jordi, Jorell [Jorel, Joran, Jorrel, Jorrell], Joren [Jory, Jorn, Jorry, Joron, Jorey, Jorian, ..], Jorge [Jorje], Jurgen [Jorgen], Jory [Jorie, Jorey]

Jose [Joseito], Joseph [Joss, Jozef, Josue, Joszef, Josephe, Josephus, ..], Joshua [Joss, Jozua, Josue, Josua, Joushua, Joshuah, ..], Josiah [Josia, Joziah, Josias], Joss [Joslin, Josslin], Jotham, Jovan [Jovi, Jove, Jovon, Jovin, Jovito, Jovany, ..], Giovanni [Jovan, Jovanno, Jovanni, Jovanney], Jove, Joyner [Joiner]

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