Meaning and Origin of: Jo

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

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 Tairaclan. Another name pronounced similarly, written with the character meaning ‘emotion’, is found in Okinawa.
  • Hungarian (Jó) : nickname from ‘good’.