Gender: Male Meaning of Joe: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Joe: Diminutive of Joseph Joe's Popularity in 2019: #705

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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Rank in US: #705

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Pop Culture References for the name Joe

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Annabvella Says:


This is a good name for the trolls because they all like to say joe mama (it's basically a meme referring to someones mother) and JOE MAMA got you again HAHAHA

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.