- this week

Gender: M Meaning of Jose: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Jose: Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph Jose's Popularity in 2016: #77

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.

Famous People Named Jose

Jose Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Jose Bernabe Reyes, Dominican baseball player
Jose D. Fernandez, Cuban-American baseball player
Jose Antonio Bautista, Dominican baseball player
(Jose) Antonio Dominguez Banderas, Spanish actor
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, Portuguese professional football manager and former football player
Jose Altuve, Venezuelan baseball player and second baseman for the Houston Astros.

Pop Culture References for the name Jose