Jose name meaning

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

How to Pronounce Jose

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Jose

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Jose means "Wonderful,kind,and hard working".
  2. A user from Colorado, U.S. says the name Jose is of Mexican origin and means "loving,kind".
  3. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Jose means "Father of Jesus".
  4. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Jose means "'hard working , confident , and athletic".
  5. A submission from Mexico says the name Jose means "Father of Jesus the Christ".
  6. A user from California, U.S. says the name Jose means "love".
  7. A submission from Indiana, U.S. says the name Jose means "Short" and is of Spanish origin.
  8. A submission from Costa Rica says the name Jose means "helped by God" and is of Jewish origin.
  9. A user from Philippines says the name Jose means "Jehovah expanded".
  10. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Jose means "Someone who will be rich".
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From Spanish/Portuguese José from Hebrew; see Joseph.

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

Jose was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Jose

Notable Persons Named 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.

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.

José Aldo

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

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.

José Fernández

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

Jose Rizal

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.

  • Joey Diaz
  • Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha
  • José Antonio Reyes
    Soccer Player
  • José Mujica
  • José Fonte
    Soccer Player
  • José Martí
  • José Feliciano
  • J Balvin
  • José Calderón
    Basketball Player
  • Jose Antonio Vargas
  • José de San Martín
    Office Holder
  • José Raúl Capablanca
    Chess Player
  • José González
  • José Bautista
    Baseball Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jose

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.


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

  • What name lists does Jose rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jose? Jose is the 105th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Jose was the 92nd 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 573,387 babies born with the first name Jose in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jose to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (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 12,862 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jose!
  • Random Jose Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jose ranks 5th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 59 babies in Arizona have the same name in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Jose: The name spelled backwards is Esoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oesj. 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.
  • Jose name meaning

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