Jose

Jose - A unique male name



  Jul 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jose, meaning Jehovah increases, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #115. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jose and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jose? 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 Jose. The baby boy name Jose was given to 5,975 baby boys in 2012, ranking #72 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 275 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jose peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2004 on position 28.



Famous with this name

Josť Ferrer
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Josť Lemius


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Jose is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jose is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #6 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #260.

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 Jose is where you live.


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Jose origin and meaning

Jose is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means Jehovah increases. To see famous people named Jose, pop culture references for the name Jose and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jose

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

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

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
201272
201165
201052
200943
200840
200735
200630
200530
200428
200330
200230
200134
200034
199935
199833
199732
199632
199535
199436
199336
199237
199137
199041
198946
198849
198748
198651
198549
198449
198348
198246
198146
198046
197944
197844
197745
197645
197548
197447
197349
197250
197155
197056
196957
196858
196765
196681
196590
196497
196398
1962103
1961107
1960107
1959114
1958118
1957110
1956108
1955105
1954107
1953110
1952115
1951115
1950112
1949121
1948128
1947138
1946133
1945137
1944140
1943152
1942149
1941150
1940149
1939149
1938141
1937144
1936139
1935135
1934134
1933136
1932133
1931126
1930115
1929108
1928109
1927114
1926126
1925125
1924128
1923128
1922132
1921133
1920130
1919143
1918160
1917157
1916174
1915170
1914158
1913159
1912160
1911127
1910115

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas6
California25
New Mexico28
Arizona28
Nevada42
Florida73
Illinois76
Delaware82
Nebraska82
Kansas84
Oklahoma85
North Carolina89
Colorado89
Washington91
New Jersey91
Rhode Island92
Connecticut96
Georgia100
New York100
Oregon101
Arkansas106
South Carolina110
District of Columbia110
Idaho125
Indiana127
Massachusetts128
Tennessee129
Virginia133
Wisconsin146
Utah146
Maryland150
Alabama154
Kentucky157
Minnesota164
Louisiana177
Pennsylvania181
Iowa184
Michigan196
Mississippi199
North Dakota207
Missouri210
Ohio260

Even more about Jose


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 Jose a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Jose?

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
2004
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jose
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 275
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +5,975

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