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Gender: Male Meaning of Jose: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Jose: Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph Jose's Popularity in 2017: #81

The name Jose is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "Jehovah increases". Jose is ranked #81 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Most Common Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

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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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
Jose Manuel "Pepe" Reina Páez, Spanish footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Jose

José, a Mexican parrot from Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room
José Carioca, a Brazilian parrot from Disney's "The Three Caballeros"


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