Joe

Diminutive of Joseph
"Jehovah increases"

Joe Origin and Meaning

The name Joe is a boy's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "Jehovah increases".

Joe is still the ultimate good-guy name, not at all diminished by its longevity or popularity or its everyman rep as Regular Joe, Cowboy Joe, G.I. Joe, Joe Exotic, Joe Blow, Joe Millionaire, Average Joe — and now President Joe (Biden).

There are millions of Josephs who have gone primarily by the nickname Joe; just a few of the more prominent Joes are Biden, Namath, Torre, Di Maggio, Lieberman, Montana, and Jonas.

Several celebrities have chosen Joe as a full name for their sons, including Kate Winslet, Kevin Costner, Sting, and Stephen King.

While Joe and long-form Joseph have always been among the most common male names in the US, there was never a President Joe until Biden.

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Famous People Named Joe

  • Joseph Robinette "Joe" BidenJr., President,Elect of the United States, 2020; Vice President of the United States, 2008,2016
  • John Robert "Joe" CockerEnglish musician
  • Joseph Isadore "Joe" Liebermanformer U.S. Senator from Connecticut
  • Giuseppe Paolo "Joe" DiMaggioAmerican baseball player
  • Joe Jackson GibbsAmerican NFL coach and NASCAR team owner
  • Joseph Fidler "Joe" WalshAmerican musician of Eagles
  • Joe WrightEnglish film director
  • Joseph Adam "Joe" JonasAmerican musician
  • Joe Hillpen name of Joseph Hillstrom King, American author
  • Joseph Walter "Joe" JacksonAmerican manager and father of the Jackson family
  • Joseph Vincent "Joe" FlaccoAmerican football player
  • Joseph Clifford "Joe" MontanaAmerican football player
  • Joseph William "Joe" NamathAmerican football player
  • Joseph Paul "Joe" TorreAmerican baseball manager
  • Joe Louis (born Joseph Louis Barrow)American boxer
  • Joseph "Joe" SatrianiAmerican guitarist
  • Joseph William "Joe" GilgunEnglish actor
  • Joseph Mark "Joe" Trohmanguitarist of American rock band Fall Out Boy
  • Joseph William "Joe" FrazierAmerican boxer
  • Joe Perrystage name of Joseph Anthony Pereira, American musician of Aerosmith
  • Joseph "Joe" ThomasEnglish actor
  • Joseph "Joe" GattoAmerican comedian from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers
  • Joseph Graham "Joe" SuggBritish vlogger
  • Joseph Francis "Joe" BuckAmerican sportscaster
  • Joe the Plumbernickname of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, American political commentator
  • Joseph Frank "Joe" PesciAmerican actor
  • Joseph "Joe" FlaniganAmerican actor
  • Joseph Obey "Joe" JoyceBritish boxer
  • Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark16th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Joe MinosoAmerican actor
  • Joseph James "Joe" RoganAmerican comedian, TV host, and MMA commentator

Joe in Pop Culture

  • Joe Hardymain character in the Hardy Boys series, brother of Frank Hardy
  • Joe Hobbscharacter on TV's "See Dad Run"
  • Joe Toycharacter in movie "The Kings Of Summer"
  • Joe Darkecharacter in 'Ace Attorney' game series
  • Joe Alveradothe #1 dad in "The Silver Eye", a webcomic by Laura Hollingsworth
  • Joe Caputocharacter on TV's "Orange is the New Black"
  • Joe Duboischaracter on TV's "Medium"
  • Joe Carollcharacter on TV's "The Following"
  • Joe Cruzcharacter on TV's "Chicago Fire"
  • Joe Willardcharacter from Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy,Tacy series
  • Joe FoxTom Hanks' character in "You've Got Mail"
  • Joe Westcharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Joe Dixonmain character in film 'The Purge: Election Year'
  • Joe Cartwrightone of the four main characters on "Bonanza"
  • Joe Kidoucharacter from the anime series "Digimon Adventure"
  • Joe Vegasa character from the musical "Fame"
  • Injun Joecharacter in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Joeword for coffee

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