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Quick Facts on Jose

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 76
Simple meaning:
Adds, increases

Characteristics of Jose

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jose

José is the Spanish form of Joseph, both of which are ultimately derived from the Hebrew “Yosef” meaning “adds, increases” in reference to Jacob’s firstborn son with Rachel and his eleventh son in total. The baby was given the name Joseph (José) because God “added” to Jacob’s ten other sons (this time with Rachel who had previously been barren and was now quite old). Not only that, but Joseph was Jacob’s favorite child, as evidenced by the fact that “he made him a robe of many colors” (Genesis 37:3). Such favoritism inspired jealousy among Joseph’s older brothers who conspired to sell Joseph into Egyptian slavery. In Egypt, however, the wise Joseph rose to become chief steward to Pharaoh and was eventually reconciled with his brothers when they came to buy corn from him during a seven-year famine. In the New Testament, Joseph (José) is the name of the husband of the Blessed Mother Mary and is therefore regarded as Jesus’ foster father. In one last Biblical reference, Joseph was the name of a rich Jew who took Jesus down from the cross and buried him. According to medieval legend, this Joseph (Joseph of Arimathea) brought the Holy Grail to Britain. Like Juan, José has always been a monumentally popular name within the Spanish-speaking world. He continues to hold Top 50 status in Spain. In the United States, José is the #2 most popular baby boy’s name among Hispanic-Americans (second only to Angel).

Popularity of the Name Jose

José has always been a popular masculine name in America, particularly given the country’s Spanish influences from the New World discovery onward. That popularity kept on growing, too, right along with the growing Hispanic population in the United States. In 1963, the name achieved Top 100 status and in 1973 he landed on the Top 50 list. José is a risk-free name choice (like John, Jack or Joe). It’s simple and masculine, and a true classic. The Spanish diminutive for José is the ever darling “Pepe” which is derived from Giuseppe (Italian for Joseph).
Popularity of the Boy Name Jose
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jose

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jose

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jose

    Jose We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jose.

  • Popular Songs on Jose

    Popular Songs on Jose

    Jose - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Jose.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jose

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jose

    Jose - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Jose.

  • Famous People Named Jose

    Famous People Named Jose

    Famous People Named Jose - Jose Canseco (baseball player); José Echegaray (Nobel Prize literature); José Ramos-Horta (Nobel Prize peace); José Saramago (Nobel Prize literature); José Carreras (opera singer); José Reyes (baseball player); José Cuervo (tequila producer); José Ortega (boxer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Jose

    Children of Famous People Named Jose

    Famous People who Named their Son Jose - Placido Domingo (opera singer)

  • Historic Figures

    Jose - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    José Antonio Yorba (20 Jul 1743 - 16 Jan 1825) - Born in Catalonia, Spain, Yorba was a corporal during the Spanish expedition of 1769. He was in San Francisco in 1777; Monterey in 1782; and in San Diego in 1789. In 1797 he was retired and eventually granted the land Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana (present day Orange County).

    José Darío Argüello (1753–1828) - Arguello was a Spanish soldier and California pioneer. Born in “New Spain” (present-day Mexico), he enlisted in the Mexico regiment of dragoons. In 1781 he was promoted to sub-lieutenant and chief officer for what was to become the Presidio of Santa Barbara. Arguello led the first 10 families for the founding of the Pueblo de Los Angeles (present-day Los Angeles) in 1781. He continued onto Santa Barbara when the presidio was founded in 1782. In 1787, Argüello was appointed lieutenant and commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco, serving until 1806, and commandant of the Presidio of Monterey from 1791 to 1796. He was given a land grant known as Rancho de las Pulgas (Ranch of the Fleas). This rancho was the largest grant on the San Francisco Peninsula consisting of 35,260 acres.

Personality of the Boy Name Jose

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Jose

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