Josemaria Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jose:
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.
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Jose Maria is a combination of Jose and Maria. Maria is used in other countries as a middle name for both males and females. It is typically written as two names: "Jose Maria" and is primarily used in Spanish-speaking countries.
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Saint Josemaria Escriva - Founder of Opus Dei
Jose Maria Arguedas – Peruvian novelist, poet and ethnologist
Jose Maria Aznar – former prime minister of Spain
Jose Maria Basanta – Argentine soccer player
Jose Maria Callejon – Spanish soccer player
Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon – Mexican freedom fighter
Jose Maria Napoleon – Mexican singer
Jose Maria Olazabal - Spanish golfer
Jose Maria Torre – Mexican fashion designer and actor
Jose Maria Yazpik – Mexican actor
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