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Meaning of the name JoJonisaJolindaJoettaJolisaJohJobethJo-MarieJoeJobelleJodeanJonieceJonetiaJodelleJoangieJoinaJolissaJoetteJoniqueJoliseJoeeJoquise

[ 1 syll. jo ] The baby girl name Jo is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced as JHow- †. Jo's language of origin is Hebrew and English. It is predominantly used in English and German. The popularity of the name has been influenced by the character Jo March in the Louisa M. Alcott novel Little Women (1868).

In addition, Jo is a shortening (English and German) of the English Joanne and a shortening (English and German) of the Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian Johanna; it is also a shortening (English and German) of the English Jane.

Jo is also a shortening (English and German) of the English Joanne and a shortening (English and German) of the Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian Johanna; it is also a shortening of the English Joan.

Jo is also a shortening (English and German) of the Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian Johanna and a shortening (English) of the English and Polish Joanna.

Jo is also a shortening of the English Jodie.

Jo is also a shortening of the English Jolene.

Jo is also a shortening (English) of the English, French, and German Josephine.

The name Jo is widely used; it has 26 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Jo-Marie, Joangie, Jobelle, Jobeth, Jodean, Jodelle, Joe, Joee, Joetta, Joette, Joh, Jolinda, Jolisa, Jolise, Jolissa, Jonetia, Joniece, Jonique, Jonisa, Joquise, Jorene, Josanna, Josanne, and Jovelle. Another English form is the diminutive Joey. The Scottish Joina is a form of Jo that is used in foreign languages.


See also the related forms, Billiejo, Bobbi-Jo, JoLinn, Jolina, Joline, and Maryjo.

See also the related category german.

Jo is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1954 with 0.405% of baby girls being named Jo. It had a ranking of #53 then. The baby name has experienced a steep decline in frequency since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. In 2016, among the family of girl names directly related to Jo, Josephine was the most widely used. In the last century Jo has mainly been a baby girl name.

Baby names that sound like Jo include Joe, Joh, Jack, Jae, Jah, Jay, Jaye, Jes, Jessa, Jessah, Jessé, Jessie, Jessy, Jeyz, Jez, Jezz, Jie, Joi, Joice, and Joise.

† Pronunciation for Jo: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"

A famous person named Jo is J.K. (Jo) Rowling, Author, born Joanne Rowling 31 July 1965, Chipping Sodbury, England.


Meaning of Jo Meaning of Joey Meaning of Jolisa Meaning of Jolise Meaning of Jonetia Meaning of Jonisa Meaning of Jobeth Meaning of Joe Meaning of Joetta Meaning of Joette Meaning of Joline Meaning of Jane Meaning of Johanna Meaning of Joanne Meaning of Josephine Meaning of Jolene Meaning of Jodie Meaning of Joanna Meaning of Joan Meaning of Jo Meaning of Billiejo Meaning of Bobbi-Jo Meaning of JoLinn Meaning of Maryjo
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