Joe name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Joe mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Joe

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 people from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Joe is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  2. A submission from Michigan, U.S. says the name Joe means "Gods gift".
  3. 2 submissions from Florida, U.S. agree the name Joe means "Given by god" and is of Kurdish / American origin.
  4. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Joe means "God will increase".
  5. A submission from Zimbabwe says the name Joe means "Just is On Earth,God is with us,Emmanuel".
  6. 2 submissions from the United States and Canada agree the name Joe means "The son of the ultimate warrior" and is of English / African American origin.
  7. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Joe means "Son of soldier" and is of Celtic origin.
  8. A submission from Ghana says the name Joe means "Another name given to Ghanaian males from the Akan tribes who are born on Monday (Kojo-Joe)" and is of Akan origin.
  9. According to 2 people from Australia, the name Joe means "Funny".
  10. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Joe means "Mother of Many".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Joe
See Johannes.

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 .

Joe was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Joe

Notable Persons Named Joe

Joe Biden

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.

Joe Rogan

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.

Joe Schilling

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

Joe DiMaggio

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

Joe Jonas

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.

Joe Pesci

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.

  • Joe Walsh
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Joe Hart
    Soccer Player
  • Joe Scarborough
    Office Holder
  • Joe McKnight
    Football Player
  • Joe Cocker
  • Joe Louis
  • Joe Frazier
  • Joe Montana
    Football Player
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Strummer
  • Joe Satriani
  • Joe Manchin
    27th Secretary of State of West Virginia
  • Joe Budden

Notable Persons With the Last Name Joe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Joe

Samoa Joe

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

Fat Joe

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.


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.

Moondyne Joe

Moondyne Joe is a miner and bushranger.

Prince Ital Joe

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.

Gypsy Joe

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.


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

  • What name lists does Joe rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Joe? Joe is the 141st 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 462,843 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 8,023 babies. That's a lot of babies named Joe!
  • Random Joe Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joe ranks 3rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 152 babies in New Mexico have the same name in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Joe: The name spelled backwards is Eoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the 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.
  • Joe name meaning

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