Jos - boys name

Jos name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Jos name meaning:

The name Jos is a shortened form of the name Joseph, which has Hebrew origins. Joseph is derived from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "May Yahweh add/increase." Yahweh is the name of the Hebrew God, so the name Joseph can be interpreted as "May God add/increase."

In biblical context, Joseph was one of the twelve sons of Jacob and Rachel. He is known for his colorful coat and his ability to interpret dreams. Joseph's story in the Bible reveals his journey from being sold into slavery by his brothers to becoming a powerful figure in Egypt. He eventually reunited with his family and forgave his brothers for their past actions.

As a shortened form of Joseph, the name Jos carries similar meaning and symbolism. It is often seen as a strong and timeless name, associated with traits such as resilience, leadership, and forgiveness. The name Jos has remained popular across different cultures and regions, continuing to be used as a given name for boys.


Related names

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Overall UK ranking: 1004 out of 4789

29 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Jos

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