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Joe

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462k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joe

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Joe
See Johannes.
Wiktionary

Diminutive form of Joseph and, less often, of Joel, Josiah and Josias

  1. A common nickname for Joseph, also used as a formal male given name.
  2. A female given name, a form of Joanne or Josephine.
  3. (informal) A male; a guy; a fellow
    I'm just an ordinary .

Notable Persons Named Joe

Joe Biden is a Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Member of the New Castle County Council, 47th Vice President of the United States, Chairman of theSe. Joe was born on November 20th, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Joe Rogan is a satire, political satire, ribaldry, and observational comedy comedian. Joe was given the name Joseph James Rogan on August 11th, 1967 in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

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Joe was born on January 13th, 1984 in Dayton, Ohio.

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Joe DiMaggio was a baseball player. Joe was born on November 25th, 1914 in Martinez, California. He passed away on March 8th, 1999.

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Joe Jonas is a pop music, pop rock, and contemporary r&b musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Joe was given the name Joseph Adam Jonas on August 15th, 1989 in Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S. Joe is also known as Joseph Jonas and DJ Danger.

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Joe Pesci is an actor, comedian, singer, and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1961. Joe was given the name Joseph Frank Pesci on February 9th, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joe

Samoa Joe is a wrestler. Samoa was born on March 17th, 1979 in Orange County, California, United States.

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Fat Joe is a hip hop music songwriter and rapping. His ongoing career started in 1992. Fat was given the name Joseph Antonio Cartagena on August 19th, 1970 in Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S. Fat is also known as Fat Joe da Gangsta.

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Joe is a contemporary r&b singer-songwriter and record producer. He plays Vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and Keyboard instrument. He was most active from 1992 to present. Joe was given the name Joseph Lewis Thomas on July 5th, 1973 in Columbus, Georgia.

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Moondyne Joe is a miner and bushranger.

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Prince Ital Joe was a reggae and eurodance musician. He was most active from 1988 to 2001. Prince was given the name Joe Paquette on May 5th, 1963 in Roseau. He died on May 16th, 2001.

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Gypsy was born on December 2nd, 1933 in Puerto Rico. Gypsy is also known as Melendez, Gilberto; Madrid, Jan; Madrid, Gene; Aztec Joe; Blue Inferno; Inferno I; Grande Pistolero, and El.

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How popular is the baby name Joe in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 736 5 731 #20 boy name
1881 649 10 639 #23 boy name
1882 754 15 739 #23 boy name
1883 623 16 607 #27 boy name
1884 771 12 759 #22 boy name
1885 693 12 681 #25 boy name
1886 774 15 759 #21 boy name
1887 695 10 685 #21 boy name
1888 813 24 789 #23 boy name
1889 726 18 708 #26 boy name
1890 702 20 682 #28 boy name
1891 605 21 584 #29 boy name
1892 830 11 819 #23 boy name
1893 745 24 721 #28 boy name
1894 764 23 741 #28 boy name
1895 790 27 763 #28 boy name
1896 779 12 767 #27 boy name
1897 822 24 798 #26 boy name
1898 847 20 827 #29 boy name
1899 798 18 780 #24 boy name
1900 1,212 33 1,179 #22 boy name
1901 769 13 756 #27 boy name
1902 985 30 955 #23 boy name
1903 920 25 895 #24 boy name
1904 976 17 959 #23 boy name
1905 1,052 28 1,024 #23 boy name
1906 1,062 42 1,020 #25 boy name
1907 1,207 30 1,177 #23 boy name
1908 1,241 32 1,209 #24 boy name
1909 1,335 43 1,292 #23 boy name
1910 1,595 42 1,553 #25 boy name
1911 1,494 45 1,449 #29 boy name
1912 2,580 65 2,515 #36 boy name
1913 2,868 62 2,806 #37 boy name
1914 3,789 77 3,712 #34 boy name
1915 4,762 114 4,648 #38 boy name
1916 5,012 101 4,911 #35 boy name
1917 5,240 97 5,143 #35 boy name
1918 5,917 114 5,803 #34 boy name
1919 5,840 130 5,710 #35 boy name
1920 6,204 134 6,070 #35 boy name
1921 6,340 137 6,203 #36 boy name
1922 6,241 149 6,092 #35 boy name
1923 6,148 143 6,005 #35 boy name
1924 6,196 152 6,044 #35 boy name
1925 6,264 158 6,106 #34 boy name
1926 6,548 212 6,336 #33 boy name
1927 6,769 230 6,539 #30 boy name
1928 6,892 212 6,680 #30 boy name
1929 6,814 218 6,596 #30 boy name
1930 7,125 249 6,876 #27 boy name
1931 6,673 228 6,445 #29 boy name
1932 6,940 244 6,696 #29 boy name
1933 6,662 249 6,413 #27 boy name
1934 7,349 265 7,084 #26 boy name
1935 7,777 224 7,553 #25 boy name
1936 8,266 244 8,022 #23 boy name
1937 7,968 226 7,742 #25 boy name
1938 7,677 239 7,438 #28 boy name
1939 7,439 249 7,190 #27 boy name
1940 7,438 217 7,221 #28 boy name
1941 7,374 227 7,147 #30 boy name
1942 7,619 237 7,382 #33 boy name
1943 7,536 229 7,307 #35 boy name
1944 7,260 202 7,058 #33 boy name
1945 6,817 193 6,624 #36 boy name
1946 7,756 220 7,536 #37 boy name
1947 8,127 227 7,900 #43 boy name
1948 7,492 203 7,289 #47 boy name
1949 6,746 217 6,529 #52 boy name
1950 6,242 204 6,038 #54 boy name
1951 6,024 196 5,828 #57 boy name
1952 6,063 174 5,889 #63 boy name
1953 5,989 191 5,798 #66 boy name
1954 6,083 215 5,868 #67 boy name
1955 6,036 183 5,853 #68 boy name
1956 6,320 197 6,123 #63 boy name
1957 6,934 172 6,762 #57 boy name
1958 7,225 160 7,065 #56 boy name
1959 7,543 153 7,390 #57 boy name
1960 7,439 129 7,310 #57 boy name
1961 7,165 108 7,057 #60 boy name
1962 6,882 102 6,780 #60 boy name
1963 6,477 94 6,383 #58 boy name
1964 5,904 90 5,814 #62 boy name
1965 4,914 77 4,837 #71 boy name
1966 4,424 92 4,332 #74 boy name
1967 3,781 63 3,718 #85 boy name
1968 3,607 80 3,527 #85 boy name
1969 3,689 69 3,620 #83 boy name
1970 3,639 68 3,571 #90 boy name
1971 3,208 56 3,152
1972 2,878 54 2,824
1973 2,566 45 2,521
1974 2,394 48 2,346
1975 2,277 39 2,238
1976 2,204 34 2,170
1977 2,165 43 2,122
1978 2,075 39 2,036
1979 1,993 28 1,965
1980 2,009 20 1,989
1981 1,894 34 1,860
1982 1,891 19 1,872
1983 1,635 20 1,615
1984 1,614 22 1,592
1985 1,615 24 1,591
1986 1,560 23 1,537
1987 1,508 20 1,488
1988 1,492 20 1,472
1989 1,509 17 1,492
1990 1,470 11 1,459
1991 1,474 10 1,464
1992 1,403 10 1,393
1993 1,261 7 1,254
1994 1,211 6 1,205
1995 1,086 10 1,076
1996 1,066 11 1,055
1997 1,018 6 1,012
1998 1,012 5 1,007
1999 967 0 967
2000 918 0 918
2001 965 6 959
2002 917 0 917
2003 898 0 898
2004 819 0 819
2005 795 0 795
2006 808 0 808
2007 736 5 731
2008 722 0 722
2009 605 0 605
2010 592 0 592
2011 533 0 533
2012 492 0 492
2013 473 0 473
2014 488 0 488
2015 457 0 457
2016 431 0 431

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Popularity of Joe as a first name

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Popularity of Joe as a last name

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Common last names for Joe

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  • Harris
  • Moore
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  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Walker

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Joe U.S.
  White 12.26% 64.26%
  African American 24.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 33.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Joe

People with the last name Joe are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Joe

  • How Popular is the name Joe? Joe is the 139th most popular name of all time. As a last name Joe was the 3,819th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Joe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 461,713 babies born with the first name Joe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joe to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 736 new born babies.
  • When was Joe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joe is Monday, September 8th, 1823.
  • What year had the most people named Joe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joe was in 1936 with a total of 8,022 babies. That's a lot of babies named Joe!
  • Random Joe Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joe ranks 49th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 812 babies in California have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Joe: Your name in reverse order is Eoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Joe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Joe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,280 people with the last name Joe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Joe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Joe as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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