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Updated February 7, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : He shall increase; a feminine version of Joseph
  • Greek : Violet flower, modest

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : He shall add

How Popular Is The Name Jo

Family name origins & meanings

  • Chinese and Korean : variant of Cho.
  • Japanese(Jō) : ‘castle’. The same character is also pronounced Shiro. A noble family in Echigo (now Niigata prefecture) named Jō was descended from the Taira clan. Another name pronounced similarly, written with the character meaning ‘emotion’, is found in Okinawa.
  • Hungarian (Jó) : nickname from ‘good’.

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