Meaning and Origin of: José

José is derived from Joseph - from the Latin form of Greek Ioseph, from the Hebrew name Yosef meaning "He will add" from the root Yasaf.
Meaning and Origin of Jose

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : He shall add

What does Jose mean and stand for?

The name Jose is of Hebrew origin and means "he shall add". It is also the Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph, which translates to "Jehovah increases."

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish, Portuguese, French (José) : from the personal name José, equivalent to Joseph.
  • English : variant of Joyce.


Jose is the number ninety-two most popular boys name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 100 since 2000 and even dappling in the top 40 from 2000 to 2008.

However, it is the 18th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Jose was at its peak popularity in September 2017.

Jose is one of the baby names that never truly crossed over into Anglo culture, remaining rather popular in Hispanic cultures. Jose Conseco, Jose Carreras, Jose Feliciano, Jose Ferrer, Jose Bolanos, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Jose Zepeda are some notable namesakes.

Where is it Popular?

Jose was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names