Gender: Male Meaning of Joe: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Joe: Diminutive of Joseph Joe's Popularity in 2018: #695

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 Millionaire, Joe Blow, or even Average Joe.

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.

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Rank in US: #695

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Pop Culture References for the name Joe

Joey, Joley, Jo


Nooshi Says:


Joe Hill's full name actually isn't Joe, as the description states. He was born Joseph Hillstrom King, and Joe Hill is his pen name.