José Name Meaning & Origin

José

Pronunciation: khoh-SAY, zhoh-ZAY (key)

Origin of the name José:

Spanish form of Joseph, an Ecclesiastic Late Latin form of the Greek Iōsēph, which is from the Hebrew yōsēf (may he add, God shall add). The name is borne in the Bible by a favorite son of Jacob and Rachel, by the husband of the Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus, and by Joseph of Arimathea, a rich Jew and secret follower of Jesus, who helped take Jesus' body from the cross to prepare it for burial.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Jose (Ho-SE) is a family name, my brother's call Jose, my cousin is Francisco Jose and his sons are Fabrizio Jose, Alejandro Jose and Thiago Jose.
Also is used for a girls name Maria-Jose, i have a cousin called Maria-Jose

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Che, Chepo, Joe, Joey, Pepe, Zé, Tito, Osé

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Award-winning actor and director Jose Ferrer
Baseball great Jose Conseco
Singer/Guitarist Jose Feliciano

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Popular expression: No way, Jose!
Song: Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
José Ramse, James Cole's best friend on Syfy's hit TV series '12 Monkeys'

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Sexy?

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Friendly?

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Creative?

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Strong?

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Young?

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