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Jose

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560k
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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 Jose

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

Wiktionary

From Spanish/Portuguese José from Hebrew; see Joseph.

  1. A male given name, an anglicized spelling of Spanish and Portuguese José, equivalent of English Joseph
  2. A surname​ derived from the given name.

Notable Persons Named Jose

José Mourinho is a soccer player for the Rio Ave F.C., C.F. Os Belenenses, and G.D. Sesimbra. José was born on January 26th, 1963 in Setúbal, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Pedro Pascal is an actor. He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Pedro was given the name Jose Pedro Balmaceda Pascal on April 2nd, 1975 in Santiago.

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José was born on September 9th, 1986 in Manaus.

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Antonio Banderas is an actor, director, producer, and singer. He was most active from 1982 to present. Antonio was given the name José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10th, 1960 in Málaga.

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José Fernández is a baseball player for the Miami Marlins. José was born on July 31st, 1992 in Santa Clara, Cuba.

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Jose was given the name José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda on June 19th, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna. Jose is also known as Pepe and Jose (nicknames). He passed away on December 30th, 1896.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jose

Lal Jose is a film director, producer, distributor, and film producer. His ongoing career started in 1989. Lal was born on January 11th, 1966 in Valapad,thrissur, Kerala, India. Lal is also known as Lalu.

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Mikel San José is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao, UDC Chantrea, Liverpool F.C., Spain national under-19 football team, Spain national under-21 football team, and Spain national under-23 football team. Mikel was born on May 30th, 1989 in Pamplona, Spain. Mikel is also known as San José Domínguez and Mikel.

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Willian José is a soccer player for the UD Las Palmas, Clube de Regatas Brasil, Grêmio Barueri Futebol, Deportivo Maldonado, São Paulo FC, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Santos FC, Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid C.F., Real Zaragoza, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Willian was born on November 23rd, 1991 in Porto Calvo, Brazil.

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José José is a latin ballad, bolero, latin pop, bossa nova, and jazz musician. He plays Bass guitar, Double bass, Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. José was given the name José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz on February 17th, 1948 in Mexico City. José is also known as El Príncipe de la Canción, Pepe Sosa, and (The Prince of Song).

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Julie Anne San Jose is a music of the philippines, contemporary r&b, and pop music singing and actor. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Julie was given the name Julie Anne Peñaflorida San Jose on May 17th, 1994.

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F. Sionil José is a fiction writer. His ongoing career started in 1962. F. was given the name Francisco Sionil José on December 3rd, 1924 in Rosales, Pangasinan.

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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 154 0 154
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 1,040 14 1,026
1920 1,252 11 1,241
1921 1,228 19 1,209
1922 1,276 18 1,258
1923 1,340 15 1,325
1924 1,416 23 1,393
1925 1,465 15 1,450
1926 1,503 30 1,473
1927 1,667 30 1,637
1928 1,800 31 1,769
1929 1,711 19 1,692
1930 1,645 45 1,600
1931 1,381 22 1,359
1932 1,333 18 1,315
1933 1,190 19 1,171
1934 1,235 16 1,219
1935 1,186 19 1,167
1936 1,132 12 1,120
1937 1,105 20 1,085
1938 1,171 13 1,158
1939 1,121 25 1,096
1940 1,182 13 1,169
1941 1,214 20 1,194
1942 1,329 19 1,310
1943 1,390 16 1,374
1944 1,533 20 1,513
1945 1,622 16 1,606
1946 1,882 20 1,862
1947 2,116 28 2,088
1948 2,275 16 2,259
1949 2,465 25 2,440
1950 2,658 20 2,638
1951 2,725 38 2,687
1952 2,718 31 2,687
1953 3,041 28 3,013
1954 3,258 30 3,228
1955 3,329 24 3,305
1956 3,432 36 3,396
1957 3,494 26 3,468
1958 3,434 31 3,403
1959 3,601 24 3,577
1960 3,948 42 3,906
1961 3,803 40 3,763
1962 3,862 35 3,827
1963 4,057 39 4,018 #98 boy name
1964 3,998 26 3,972 #95 boy name
1965 4,009 42 3,967 #89 boy name
1966 4,219 32 4,187 #79 boy name
1967 4,454 41 4,413 #64 boy name
1968 4,834 43 4,791 #58 boy name
1969 5,249 57 5,192 #56 boy name
1970 5,758 60 5,698 #56 boy name
1971 6,059 58 6,001 #55 boy name
1972 5,993 58 5,935 #50 boy name
1973 6,149 58 6,091 #49 boy name
1974 6,786 67 6,719 #47 boy name
1975 7,047 81 6,966 #48 boy name
1976 7,137 84 7,053 #45 boy name
1977 6,992 76 6,916 #45 boy name
1978 7,237 91 7,146 #44 boy name
1979 7,933 91 7,842 #44 boy name
1980 8,409 88 8,321 #46 boy name
1981 8,840 75 8,765 #45 boy name
1982 8,697 79 8,618 #46 boy name
1983 8,144 73 8,071 #48 boy name
1984 8,090 83 8,007 #49 boy name
1985 8,489 90 8,399 #49 boy name
1986 8,447 91 8,356 #51 boy name
1987 8,804 78 8,726 #48 boy name
1988 9,099 99 9,000 #49 boy name
1989 10,411 83 10,328 #46 boy name
1990 11,621 113 11,508 #41 boy name
1991 11,816 96 11,720 #37 boy name
1992 11,915 95 11,820 #37 boy name
1993 11,913 73 11,840 #36 boy name
1994 11,802 79 11,723 #36 boy name
1995 11,852 73 11,779 #35 boy name
1996 12,218 64 12,154 #32 boy name
1997 11,972 49 11,923 #32 boy name
1998 12,416 45 12,371 #33 boy name
1999 12,202 54 12,148 #35 boy name
2000 12,636 55 12,581 #34 boy name
2001 12,193 56 12,137 #34 boy name
2002 12,908 48 12,860 #30 boy name
2003 12,423 32 12,391 #30 boy name
2004 12,223 46 12,177 #28 boy name
2005 12,100 37 12,063 #30 boy name
2006 11,627 32 11,595 #30 boy name
2007 11,272 25 11,247 #35 boy name
2008 9,838 22 9,816 #40 boy name
2009 8,821 12 8,809 #43 boy name
2010 7,718 19 7,699 #52 boy name
2011 6,768 11 6,757 #65 boy name
2012 6,044 13 6,031 #72 boy name
2013 5,625 6 5,619 #76 boy name
2014 5,481 10 5,471 #76 boy name
2015 5,168 11 5,157 #80 boy name
2016 5,100 11 5,089 #77 boy name

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Popularity of Jose as a first name

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Popularity of Jose as a last name

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Common last names for Jose

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Rivera
  • Sanchez
  • Torres
  • Diaz
  • Ramirez
  • Ortiz
  • Fernandez
  • Flores
  • Cruz
  • Gomez
  • Ramos
  • Morales
  • Gonzales

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jose U.S.
  White 15.07% 64.26%
  African American 2.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 36.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 37.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jose

People with the last name Jose are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Jose

  • How Popular is the name Jose? Jose is the 105th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Jose was the 77th most popular name. As a last name Jose was the 3,348th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jose have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 559,977 babies born with the first name Jose in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jose to occupy the territory of Macau (China) with an estimated population of 557,400 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jose? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 84 new born babies.
  • When was Jose first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jose is Thursday, October 25th, 1838.
  • What year had the most people named Jose born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jose was in 2002 with a total of 12,860 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jose!
  • Random Jose Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jose ranks 13th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 2,323 babies in California have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Jose: Your name in reverse order is Esoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jeso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jose? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,697 people with the last name Jose.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jose? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Jose 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).
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