Joe - Meaning of Joe
[ 1 syll. joe, jo-e ] The baby girl name Joe is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as JHow †. Joe's language of origin is Hebrew and it is predominantly used in English.
Joe is a form of the English and German Jo.
Joe is also a diminutive of the English and Polish Joanna in the English language.
Joe is also a diminutive of the English, French, and German Josephine in the English language.
Joe is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1934 with 0.025% of baby girls being named Joe. It had a ranking of #398 then. The baby name has experienced a steep drop in frequency since then, and is of only sporadic use today. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Joe, Josephine was the most widely used. In the last century Joe has mainly been a boy name. There were 54 times more boys than girls who were named Joe in 1960.
† Pronunciation for Joe: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"