Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph
"Jehovah increases"

Jose Origin and Meaning

The name Jose is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "Jehovah increases".

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 is one of those Spanish baby names that 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.

# 93 in the US

Jose Rank in US Top 1000

# 1484 on Nameberry

Jose Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Jose Popularity

Famous People Named Jose

  • Jose Aldo da Silva Oliveira JuniorBrazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jose Bernabe ReyesDominican baseball player
  • Jose D. FernandezCuban,American baseball player
  • Jose Antonio BautistaDominican baseball player
  • (Jose) Antonio Dominguez BanderasSpanish actor
  • José Mário dos Santos Mourinho FélixPortuguese professional football manager and former football player
  • Jose AltuveVenezuelan baseball player and second baseman for the Houston Astros
  • Jose Manuel "Pepe" Reina PáezSpanish footballer

Jose in Pop Culture

  • Joséa Mexican parrot from Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room
  • José Cariocaa Brazilian parrot from Disney's "The Three Caballeros"