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Gender: Male Origin of José: Spanish variation of Joseph Meaning of Joseph: Hebrew, "Jehovah increases"

The name José is a boy's name of Spanish origin. José and is often added to lists like Variations of Joseph and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

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The Number 30 name in the U. S. , and in recent years at the very top in Texas, reflecting the rapidly growing Latino population -- but still rarely used by Anglos.

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Famous People Named José

José I, King of Portugal
José, Prince of Brazil
José de Acosta, Spanish Jesuit missionary and naturalist
José Ádem, Mexican mathematician
José "Zeca" Afonso, Portuguese folk musician
José de Alencar, Brazilian politician and writer
José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan national hero
José Millán Astray, Spanish General and founder of the Spanish Foreign Legion
Jose Bautista, Dominican Baseball Player
José Bonaparte, Argentinian paleontologist
José Leitão de Barros, Portuguese film director and playwright
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, former Prime Minister of Portugal
José Bové, French syndicalist
José Burgos, Filipino priest and activist
José Luis Castillo, Mexican boxer
José Canalejas, Spanish politician
José Canseco, Cuban baseball player
José Carreras, Catalan tenor
José Corti, French publisher
José Miguel Cotto, Puerto Rican boxer
Jose Cuervo, Mexican tequila producer
José Cura, Argentinian tenor
José van Dam, Belgian operatic singer
José Damen, Dutch Olympic swimmer
José Doreste, Spanish sailboat racer
José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, Portuguese writer
José Echegaray, Spanish statesman and playwright
Jose Marcelo Ejercito, 13th President of the Philippines
José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer
José dos Santos Ferreira, Macanese poet and writer
José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor
José María Figueres, President of Costa Rica
José Frèches, French novelist
José Aurelio Gay, Spanish footballer and manager
José Gaspar, Spanish pirate known as the last of the Buccaneers
José Giovanni, French-Swiss writer and film director
José González, Swedish-Argentine singer
José Gómez, Spanish matador
José Manuel Soria, Spanish academic and politician
José-Maria de Heredia, Cuban-born French poet
José M. Hernández, American astronaut
José Hoebee, Dutch pop singer
José Miguel Insulza, Chilean politician, 9th Secretary General of the Organization of American States
José Iturbi, Spanish conductor, harpsichordist and pianist
José "Joselito" Jiménez, Spanish actor
José José, Mexican singer
José Gregorio Liendo Vera, Chilean political activist
José Ángel Gurría, Mexican economist and diplomat, Secretary General of the OECD
José P. Laurel, President of the Philippines
José Lewgoy, Brazilian actor
José Limón, Mexican modern dancer and choreographer
José María Alfredo Aznar López, Prime Minister of Spain
José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, philosopher and activist
José Martí, Cuban poet and national hero
José María Morelos, Mexican priest and revolutionary
José Mourinho, Portuguese footballer/manager
José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher
José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Spanish politician
José Luís Peixoto, Portuguese writer
José Piñera, Chilean economist, architect of Chile's private pension system
José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor and Nobel Peace Prize winner
José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish politician
José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer
José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
José Rizal, Philippine national hero
José de la Riva-Agüero, Marquis de Montealegre de Aulestia, Prime Minister of Peru
José Enrique Rodó, Uruguayan essayist
José de San Martín, 1st President of Peru
José Sanjurjo, Marquis of the Rif, Spanish Army General
José Saramago, Portuguese novelist
José Sarney, President of Brazil
José Graziano da Silva, American-Brazilian agronomist and writer
José Sisto, Commissioner of Guam
José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal
José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
José Valentín, Puerto Rican baseball player
Jose Antonio Vargas, Filipino American journalist
José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer, philosopher and politician
José Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese ethnographer and philologist
José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Brazilian writer
José Luis de Vilallonga, Marquis of Castellbell, Spanish author and actor
José Vizcaíno, American baseball player
José Wilker, Brazilian actor
José Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish Romantic poet and dramatist

Pop Culture References for the name José

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