Gender: Male Meaning of Jose: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Jose: Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph Jose's Popularity in 2019: #92

Jose Origin and Meaning

The name Jose is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "Jehovah increases".

Jose is as widespread in the Hispanic community as Joseph and Joe are elsewhere in the U.S., though its numbers here are starting to decrease somewhat. Jose is one of those Spanish baby names that has never crossed over into the Anglo naming culture.

The Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph, Jose has legions of famous bearers, both past and present, from baseball's Jose Conseco to opera's Jose Carreras, to musician Jose Feliciano to actor Jose Ferrer.

Peppy nicknames include Pepe, Pepito, Peppino and Che.

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Rank in US: #92

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Michaela Says:


There are 2 proper ways to pronounce Jose:
The Spanish way, pronouncing the J as an H "Ho-zey"
The Portuguese way, pronouncing the J softly "ZHO-zey"
Being that I'm related to Brazil, I'm partial to the Portuguese pronunciation.

kiwipop Says:


I like it

indiefendi2 Says:


I find something very handsome about Jose.

lexibatt Says:


not a fan