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Jo - A very unique male name



  Jul 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jo appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1519. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jo and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jo? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jo. The baby boy name Jo was given to 5 baby boys in 1985, ranking #2522 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 345,534 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jo peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 1133.



Famous with this name

Jo Hartley
Jo Heims
Asami Jo


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Jo is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jo is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,820 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,820.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jo is where you live.


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Jo origin and meaning

Jo is a 2 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Jo, pop culture references for the name Jo and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jo

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jo, sorted by popularity.

Joshua / Jack / Jose / Joe / Jesse / Jesus / Jay / Jake / Jessie / Jackie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19852522
19822405
19691737
19671631
19641516
19621666
19501621
19411520
19381280
19371307
19361570
19341133
19311503
19301548
19291745
19281814
19201519

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1820

Even more about Jo


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jo a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jo?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
1934
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jo
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 345,534
Letter count 2
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1920
1985 births +5

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