The name Joe is a boy's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "Jehovah increases". Joe is ranked #618 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Gender Bender Makeover Game".
From the experts:
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 are Joes 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.