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Popularity
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Job

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Persecuted
  • #5306 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Job" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 6 0 6
1914 6 0 6
1915 6 0 6
1916 8 0 8
1917 7 0 7
1918 6 0 6
1919 9 0 9
1920 8 0 8
1923 6 0 6
1924 8 0 8
1925 8 0 8
1926 6 0 6
1929 10 0 10
1930 11 0 11
1931 9 0 9
1932 8 0 8
1934 10 0 10
1936 7 0 7
1939 5 0 5
1943 9 0 9
1945 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1948 10 0 10
1949 7 0 7
1950 8 0 8
1951 8 0 8
1952 9 0 9
1954 8 0 8
1955 12 0 12
1956 12 0 12
1957 12 0 12
1958 5 0 5
1959 7 0 7
1960 10 0 10
1961 10 0 10
1962 13 0 13
1963 11 0 11
1964 12 0 12
1965 10 0 10
1966 5 0 5
1967 17 0 17
1968 17 0 17
1969 9 0 9
1970 8 0 8
1971 15 0 15
1972 26 0 26
1973 29 0 29
1974 40 0 40
1975 35 0 35
1976 35 0 35
1977 25 0 25
1978 39 0 39
1979 26 0 26
1980 32 0 32
1981 31 0 31
1982 33 0 33
1983 39 0 39
1984 27 0 27
1985 30 0 30
1986 32 0 32
1987 46 0 46
1988 30 0 30
1989 40 0 40
1990 46 0 46
1991 56 0 56
1992 47 0 47
1993 50 0 50
1994 47 0 47
1995 60 0 60
1996 71 0 71
1997 73 0 73
1998 76 0 76
1999 87 0 87
2000 87 0 87
2001 66 0 66
2002 77 0 77
2003 80 0 80
2004 89 0 89
2005 75 0 75
2006 77 0 77
2007 72 0 72
2008 71 0 71
2009 61 0 61
2010 65 0 65
2011 72 0 72
2012 65 0 65
2013 68 0 68
2014 80 0 80

Want to know about the populiarty of Job? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,712 babies born with the name Job in the United States. That's more than enough Jobs to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Job" was in 2004 with a total of 89 babies.

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Job" is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of only 77 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Job popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Job in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Job" mean? The list below shows the origins of Job as well as things modernly associated with the name Job such as celebrities named Job.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Job

The name "Job" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Persecuted". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

Your name in reverse order is "Boj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Bjo". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Job born Apr 25, 1977

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 700. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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