Joe - boys name

Joe name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Joe name meaning:

The name Joe is often considered a short form or nickname for the name Joseph. Joseph is derived from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "God will increase" or "God will add." In this context, Joe can be seen as a variant of Joseph and therefore carries a similar meaning. The name Joe can also be standalone and has gained popularity as a given name in its own right.

Joe is a simple and familiar name that exudes a sense of friendliness and approachability. It is a name that is often associated with down-to-earth individuals who are dependable and trustworthy. Joe is a name that has been used for centuries, and its timeless appeal can be attributed to its simplicity and versatility. It is a name that can be adapted to various cultural and linguistic backgrounds, making it a popular choice for parents around the world.

Overall, the name Joe, whether as a standalone name or a variant of Joseph, carries a positive and reassuring meaning. It signifies strength of character and reliability, traits that are often valued in individuals bearing this name.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Joseph. God adds.


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Related names

Joseph , Fifi , Fifine, Jody , Joe , Joey , Joosef, Joosep, Jose , Josef , Josefa, Josefina , Josep, Josepha, Josephe, Josephina, Josette , Josie , Josina, Joska, JosT, Jozsef, Jozsi, Manasses, Pepe, Pepillo, Pepita, Peppino, Pippino, Yosef , Yosefu, Yusuf

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Overall UK ranking: 465 out of 4789

88 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (401)

Historical popularity of Joe

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