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Gender: M Meaning of Jose: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Jose: Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph Jose's Popularity in 2013: #76

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Jose is as widespread in the Hispanic community as Joseph and Joe are elsewhere in the U.S., though its numbers here are starting to decrease somewhat. Jose has never crossed over into the Anglo naming culture.

The Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph, Jose has legions of famous bearers, both past and present, from baseball's Jose Conseco to opera's Jose Carreras, to musician Jose Feliciano to actor Jose Ferrer.

Peppy nicknames include Pepe, Pepito, Peppino and Che.

Famous People Named Jose

(Jose) Antonio Dominguez Banderas, Spanish actor
Jose Mourinho, Portuguese soccer coach

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