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Jose

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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 1,275 18 1,257
1923 1,340 15 1,325
1924 1,417 23 1,394
1925 1,465 15 1,450
1926 1,503 30 1,473
1927 1,668 30 1,638
1928 1,798 31 1,767
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 1,120 25 1,095
1940 1,183 13 1,170
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 1,880 20 1,860
1947 2,116 28 2,088
1948 2,276 16 2,260
1949 2,464 25 2,439
1950 2,660 20 2,640
1951 2,723 38 2,685
1952 2,717 31 2,686
1953 3,043 28 3,015
1954 3,251 30 3,221
1955 3,330 24 3,306
1956 3,431 36 3,395
1957 3,492 26 3,466
1958 3,439 31 3,408
1959 3,599 24 3,575
1960 3,949 41 3,908
1961 3,802 40 3,762
1962 3,864 35 3,829
1963 4,055 39 4,016 #98 boy name
1964 3,999 26 3,973 #95 boy name
1965 4,010 42 3,968 #89 boy name
1966 4,217 32 4,185 #79 boy name
1967 4,454 41 4,413 #64 boy name
1968 4,835 43 4,792 #58 boy name
1969 5,245 57 5,188 #56 boy name
1970 5,759 60 5,699 #56 boy name
1971 6,058 58 6,000 #55 boy name
1972 5,995 58 5,937 #50 boy name
1973 6,151 58 6,093 #49 boy name
1974 6,787 67 6,720 #47 boy name
1975 7,047 81 6,966 #48 boy name
1976 7,138 84 7,054 #44 boy name
1977 6,991 76 6,915 #45 boy name
1978 7,236 91 7,145 #44 boy name
1979 7,931 91 7,840 #44 boy name
1980 8,405 88 8,317 #46 boy name
1981 8,841 75 8,766 #45 boy name
1982 8,696 79 8,617 #46 boy name
1983 8,143 73 8,070 #48 boy name
1984 8,090 83 8,007 #49 boy name
1985 8,487 90 8,397 #49 boy name
1986 8,446 91 8,355 #51 boy name
1987 8,802 78 8,724 #48 boy name
1988 9,100 99 9,001 #49 boy name
1989 10,411 83 10,328 #46 boy name
1990 11,621 113 11,508 #41 boy name
1991 11,814 96 11,718 #37 boy name
1992 11,914 95 11,819 #37 boy name
1993 11,912 73 11,839 #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 12,413 45 12,368 #33 boy name
1999 12,201 54 12,147 #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 12,421 32 12,389 #30 boy name
2004 12,222 46 12,176 #28 boy name
2005 12,096 37 12,059 #30 boy name
2006 11,627 32 11,595 #30 boy name
2007 11,270 25 11,245 #35 boy name
2008 9,833 22 9,811 #40 boy name
2009 8,819 12 8,807 #43 boy name
2010 7,717 19 7,698 #52 boy name
2011 6,768 11 6,757 #65 boy name
2012 6,041 13 6,028 #72 boy name
2013 5,624 5 5,619 #76 boy name
2014 5,477 10 5,467 #76 boy name
2015 5,157 11 5,146 #80 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Jose

  • How many people with the first name Jose have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 554,814 babies born with the first name Jose in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jose to occupy the country of Solomon Islands with an estimated population of 553,935 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • 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 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jose ranks 67th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 88 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2007.
  • 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 Jose. 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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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

Common first names for Jose

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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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.

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 With the Name Jose

José Mourinho

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

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 Aldo

José Aldo is a famous individual. José was born on September 9th, 1986 in Manaus.

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Antonio Banderas

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

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 Rizal

Jose Rizal was a famous person. 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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  • Joey Diaz
    (comedian)
  • Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha
    (important somebody)
  • José Antonio Reyes
    (soccer player)
  • José Mujica
    (farmer)
  • José Fonte
    (soccer player)
  • José Martí
    (poet)
  • José Feliciano
    (musician)
  • J Balvin
    (musician)
  • José Calderón
    (basketball player)
  • Jose Antonio Vargas
    (journalist)
  • José de San Martín
    (office holder)
  • José Raúl Capablanca
    (chess player)
  • José González
    (singer-songwriter)
  • José Bautista
    (baseball player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jose

Lal 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

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

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

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

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

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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What does the name Jose mean?

Jis for joyful, the spirit you spread.

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

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Sources: 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). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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