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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #112 most popular

What does the name "Jose" mean?

Jose (Spanish): God Will Increase

The name "Jose" is of Spanish origin and it means "God Will Increase". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 16 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

Your name in reverse order is "Esoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Osej". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jose" is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1982. Across the entire United States a total of 8,696 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Jose popular?

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

Celebrities named Jose

Antonio Banderas

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


Jose Mourinho

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


José José

José José is a singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, and actor 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.


José Luis Perales

José Luis Perales is a musician and songwriter 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.


Rafael Amaya

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


Jose Canseco

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


Past life for Jose born Jan 5, 2010

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 Ukraine approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.