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Jose

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God Will Increase
  • #112 All Time
  • #76 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Jose" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 84 0 84
1881 76 0 76
1882 95 0 95
1883 74 0 74
1884 112 0 112
1885 111 0 111
1886 85 0 85
1887 95 0 95
1888 99 0 99
1889 80 0 80
1890 93 0 93
1891 82 5 77
1892 111 5 106
1893 84 0 84
1894 94 0 94
1895 104 0 104
1896 109 5 104
1897 91 6 85
1898 116 6 110
1899 90 0 90
1900 161 0 161
1901 132 5 127
1902 125 0 125
1903 142 0 142
1904 144 0 144
1905 205 5 200
1906 155 0 155
1907 170 0 170
1908 192 0 192
1909 218 5 213
1910 255 6 249
1911 268 0 268
1912 356 0 356
1913 438 6 432
1914 552 0 552
1915 666 7 659
1916 698 12 686
1917 815 15 800
1918 880 9 871
1919 1,041 14 1,027
1920 1,253 11 1,242
1921 1,227 19 1,208
1922 1,275 18 1,257
1923 1,339 15 1,324
1924 1,416 23 1,393
1925 1,466 15 1,451
1926 1,503 30 1,473
1927 1,668 30 1,638
1928 1,798 31 1,767
1929 1,712 19 1,693
1930 1,644 45 1,599
1931 1,381 22 1,359
1932 1,334 18 1,316
1933 1,189 19 1,170
1934 1,235 16 1,219
1935 1,186 19 1,167
1936 1,132 12 1,120
1937 1,106 20 1,086
1938 1,172 13 1,159
1939 1,119 25 1,094
1940 1,182 13 1,169
1941 1,214 20 1,194
1942 1,329 19 1,310
1943 1,389 16 1,373
1944 1,533 20 1,513
1945 1,622 16 1,606
1946 1,879 20 1,859
1947 2,115 28 2,087
1948 2,278 16 2,262
1949 2,467 25 2,442
1950 2,657 20 2,637
1951 2,723 38 2,685
1952 2,716 31 2,685
1953 3,041 28 3,013
1954 3,255 30 3,225
1955 3,323 24 3,299
1956 3,432 36 3,396
1957 3,491 26 3,465
1958 3,439 31 3,408
1959 3,599 24 3,575
1960 3,949 41 3,908
1961 3,804 40 3,764
1962 3,863 35 3,828
1963 4,056 39 4,017 #98 boy name
1964 3,999 26 3,973 #95 boy name
1965 4,009 42 3,967 #89 boy name
1966 4,216 32 4,184 #79 boy name
1967 4,455 41 4,414 #64 boy name
1968 4,838 43 4,795 #58 boy name
1969 5,245 57 5,188 #56 boy name
1970 5,760 60 5,700 #56 boy name
1971 6,059 58 6,001 #55 boy name
1972 5,990 58 5,932 #50 boy name
1973 6,152 58 6,094 #49 boy name
1974 6,784 67 6,717 #47 boy name
1975 7,048 81 6,967 #48 boy name
1976 7,135 84 7,051 #45 boy name
1977 6,990 76 6,914 #45 boy name
1978 7,237 91 7,146 #44 boy name
1979 7,929 91 7,838 #44 boy name
1980 8,404 88 8,316 #46 boy name
1981 8,840 75 8,765 #45 boy name
1982 8,696 79 8,617 #46 boy name
1983 8,142 73 8,069 #48 boy name
1984 8,088 83 8,005 #49 boy name
1985 8,488 90 8,398 #49 boy name
1986 8,446 91 8,355 #51 boy name
1987 8,802 78 8,724 #48 boy name
1988 9,098 99 8,999 #49 boy name
1989 10,409 83 10,326 #46 boy name
1990 11,621 113 11,508 #41 boy name
1991 11,814 96 11,718 #37 boy name
1992 11,913 95 11,818 #37 boy name
1993 11,910 73 11,837 #36 boy name
1994 11,801 79 11,722 #36 boy name
1995 11,852 73 11,779 #35 boy name
1996 12,218 64 12,154 #32 boy name
1997 11,971 49 11,922 #32 boy name
1998 12,412 45 12,367 #33 boy name
1999 12,200 54 12,146 #35 boy name
2000 12,636 55 12,581 #34 boy name
2001 12,192 56 12,136 #34 boy name
2002 12,906 48 12,858 #30 boy name
2003 12,421 32 12,389 #30 boy name
2004 12,221 46 12,175 #28 boy name
2005 12,095 37 12,058 #30 boy name
2006 11,627 32 11,595 #30 boy name
2007 11,269 25 11,244 #35 boy name
2008 9,833 22 9,811 #40 boy name
2009 8,817 12 8,805 #43 boy name
2010 7,715 19 7,696 #52 boy name
2011 6,768 11 6,757 #65 boy name
2012 6,038 13 6,025 #72 boy name
2013 5,617 5 5,612 #76 boy name
2014 5,452 10 5,442 #76 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Jose? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 549,587 babies born with the name Jose in the United States. That's more than enough Joses to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 84 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jose" was in 2002 with a total of 12,858 babies. (That's a lot of baby Joses)

According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jose" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 38 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 7,715 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jose popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Jose

The name "Jose" is of Spanish origin, and it means "God Will Increase". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas is an actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Antonio was born in 1960 as Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain.

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Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is a football biography. Jose was born in 1963 in Setubal, Lisbon, Portugal.

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José José

José José is a singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer specializing in romantic ballad, bolero, latin pop, and bossa nova music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1963 to present. José was born in 1948 as Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz in Mexico City Mexico.

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José Luis Perales

José Luis Perales is a musician and songwriter specializing in balada music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1972 to present. José was born in 1945 as Jose Luis Perales Morillas in Castejon, Cuenca, Spain.

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Rafael Amaya

Rafael Amaya is an actor, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Rafael was born in 1977 as Jose Rafael Amaya Nunez in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

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Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco is a MLB player. Jose was born in 1964 in Havana, Cuba.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Esoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eosj". 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 Jose born Jan 28, 1931

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1725. 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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