Job Origin and Meaning

The name Job is boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "persecuted".
If you focus on the patience of the biblical Job, rather than his trials, the name becomes more usable. He was, after all, the Old Testament hero of the Book of Job, whose faith was severely tested by God but remained faithful. The name was was used by Puritans and Christian fundamentalists and can be found in the novels of Dickens, George Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson..

If you are considering naming your baby Job, you may want to check out this blog by one parent who made that choice.

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Famous People Named Job

  • JobBiblical figure tested by God
  • Saint Job of PochayivUkrainian Orthodox monk
  • Job Adriaenszoon BerckheydeDutch painter
  • Jobe "Job" Charnockadministrator of the English East India Company; founder of Calcutta, India
  • (Marius) Job CohenDutch labor party leader and cabinet member
  • Job HarrimanAmerican socialist leader
  • Job MannU.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Job ben Solomon (born Ayuba Suleiman Diallo)Senegalese,born author of one of the first American slave narratives
  • Steve Jobsfounder of Apple

Job in Pop Culture

  • Job Andersoncharacter in R. L. Stevenson's "Treasure Island"
  • Joblittle boy in movie "Children of the Corn" (not the creepy boy, the other one)
  • George Oscar "GOB" Bluth II (pronounced "Job")character on TV's "Arrested Development"