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Pronunciation

hoʊzeɪ

Origin

Spanish, Portuguese

Meaning

Jose is popular in various European languages, but has a different origin in each! In England, this is a Romano-Celtic name that appeared in the Arthurian romances, where its meaning is shrouded in mystery. In Ireland Jose derives from the Breton name Joyce, meaning 'lord', and was imported by the Normans from France. In Spanish, there is José, from Joseph. And in Dutch it's a nickname for Josina, meaning 'to add'. Such breadth of character all encompassed in such a handsome little name!

Rank in the year 2015

Jose was ranked #123 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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