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Gender: M Meaning of Job: "persecuted" Origin of Job: Hebrew

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If you focus on the patience of the biblical Job, rather than his trials, the name becomes more usable. He was, after all, the Old Testament hero of the Book of Job, whose faith was severely tested by God but remained faithful. The name was was used by Puritans and Christian fundamentalists and can be found in the novels of Dickens, George Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson..

A Berry recently named her son Job and wrote a Berry Juice blog explaining her choice.

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Job Anderson, member of the crew of the "Hispaniola" in Stevenson's "Treasure Island"
Job was the name of the main little boy from "Children of the Corn" (not the creepy little boys, but the main good one)
George Oscar "GOB" Bluth II (pronounced "Job") is a character from the show Arrested Development. Though spelled with a G rather than the traditional J, he is called 'Job' as a nickname for his initials G.O.B.

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