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

The name Job is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "persecuted". Job and is often added to lists like Colonial Craftsmen Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Initials - Twins".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Job

Job, Biblical figure tested by God
Saint Job of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox monk
Job Adriaenszoon Berckheyde, Dutch painter
Jobe "Job" Charnock, administrator of the English East India Company; founder of Calcutta, India
(Marius) Job Cohen, Dutch labor party leader and cabinet member
Job Harriman, American socialist leader
Job Mann, U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
Job ben Solomon (born Ayuba Suleiman Diallo), Senegalese-born author of one of the first American slave narratives
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple

Pop Culture References for the name Job

Job Anderson, character in R. L. Stevenson's "Treasure Island"
Job, little boy in movie "Children of the Corn" (not the creepy boy, the other one)
George Oscar "GOB" Bluth II (pronounced "Job"), character on TV's "Arrested Development"

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